False Identities Become the New Weapon: War with Iran Promoted by Fake Journalists

MEK is a curious hybrid creature in any event in that it pretends to be an alternative government option for Iran even though it is despised by nearly all Iranians.

“Heshmat Alavi is a persona run by a team of people from the political wing of the MEK,” said Hassan Heyrani, a high-ranking defector from the MEK who said he had direct knowledge of the operation.

 “They write whatever they are directed by their commanders and use this name to place articles in the press. This is not and has never been a real person.”

Heyrani said the fake persona has been managed by a team of MEK operatives in Albania, where the group has one of its bases, and is used to spread its message online. Heyrani’s account is echoed by Sara Zahiri, a Farsi-language researcher who focuses on the MEK.

Zahiri, who has sources among Iranian government cybersecurity officials, said that Alavi is known inside Iran to be a “group account” run by a team of MEK members and that Alavi himself does not exist.

By Philip Giraldi

Most Americans believe that Iran actually threatens the United States, though they would be at a loss to explain exactly how that could be the case.

One of the claims made about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was that Kremlin-controlled entities were using fake identities to create dissension and confusion on social network sites.

This should surprise no one, if it is true, as intelligence operatives have been using false names since Sumerian times.

The concern over fake identities no doubt comes from the deception involved, meaning that if you are dealing with a real person you at least have some handle on making as assessment of what something means and what is likely to occur.

A false persona, however, can pretend to be anything and can advocate or do something without any yardstick to measure what is actually taking place.

In other words, if Mike Pompeo says something you know that he is a liar and can judge his words accordingly but if it is someone otherwise unknown named Qwert Uiop you have to wonder if he or she just might be telling the truth.

You might even give them the benefit of the doubt.

A prime example of a false internet persona has recently surfaced in the form of an alleged “activist” invented by the Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin e Khalq (MEK).

MEK is a curious hybrid creature in any event in that it pretends to be an alternative government option for Iran even though it is despised by nearly all Iranians.

At the same time, it is greatly loved by the Washington Establishment which would like to see the Mullahs deposed and replaced by something more amenable to western and Israeli worldviews.

MEK is run like a cult by its leader Maryam Rajavi, with a number of rules that restrict and control the behavior of its members. One commentary likens membership in MEK to a modern day equivalent of slavery.

The group currently operates out of a secretive, heavily guarded 84 acre compound in Albania that is covertly supported by the United States, as well as through a “political wing” front office in Paris, where it refers to itself as the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

MEK, which is financially supported by Saudi Arabia, stages events in the United States in Europe where it generously pays politicians like John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and Elaine Chao to make fifteen-minute speeches praising the organization and everything it does.

It’s paying of inside the Beltway power brokers proved so successful that it was removed from the State Department terrorist list in 2012 by Hillary Clinton even though it had killed Americans in the 1970s.

MEK also finds favor in Washington because it is used by Israel as a resource for anti-Iranian terrorism acts currently, including assassinations carried out in Tehran.

Here’s John Bolton Promising Regime Change in Iran by the End of 2018 to Maryam Rajavi MEK spokesperson.Tthe MEK has poured millions of dollars into reinventing itself as a moderate political group ready to take power in Iran if Western-backed regime change ever takes place.

MEK’s fake journalist, who has recently been exposed by The Intercept, is named Heshmat Alavi. He, or if you prefer “it,” has very successfully gained access to a considerable body of generally conservative mainstream western media, including ForbesThe Hill, the Daily Beast and The Federalist.

Alavi has placed scores of articles as “an activist with a passion for human rights,” aimed at discrediting Iran and its government while also subtly praising MEK as an alternative to the current regime. His bona fides have never been questioned, even by Forbes, which placed no less than 61 articles under the name between April 2017 and April 2018.

The pieces appearing allegedly by Alavi are reportedly composed at a “troll factory” as a so-called “group account” in Albania where MEK members who belong to the organization’s “political wing” toil under tight security.


Alavi’s contribution to the damning of Iran has not been insignificant. An article written by him/it that appeared in Forbes claiming that the Mullahs had been able to increase their military budget due to having money freed up by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement.

The article reached the White House and reportedly helped convince the Trump Administration to withdraw from the pact.

MEK members working in the ‘Twitter troll factory’ in Manez Camp, Albania

To supplement the Alavi propaganda effort, MEK’s Albania operation uses banks of computers manned by followers, some of whom are fluent in English, who serve as bots unleashing scores of comments supporting regime change in Iran while also directing waves of criticism against any pro-Iranian pieces that appear on social media, to include Facebook and Twitter.

 By one account,more than a thousand MEK supporters manage thousands of accounts on social media simultaneously. The objective of all the chatter is to convince the mostly English-speaking audience that there is a large body of Iranians who are hostile to the regime and supportive of MEK as a replacement.

While the Iranian government and MEK might well be regarded by most Americans as a far-away problem, there was considerable shock expressed even by congress and the media when it was learned shortly before The Intercept’s revelations that the United States government had been funding a so-called Iran Disinformation Project that was employing tactics remarkably similar to those of MEK in an attempt to control the discussion over Iran policy.

The project, run by the State Department’s global engagement center, consisted of a trolling campaign which targeted online American citizens critical of the government’s Iran policy, labeling them as disloyal to the United States and tools of the Iranian government.

It used, for example, the website IranDisInfo.org and the hashtag #NIACLobbies4Mullahs. Iranian-American activist and long-time State Department contractor Mariam Memarsadeghi headed the program, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to “relentlessly attack critics of the Iran policy on social media…accusing them of being paid operatives of the regime in Tehran.”

In all, the “Iran Disinfo” operation received over $1.5 million through the Memarsadeghi contract entity the oddly named E-Collaborative for Civic Education.

The investigation of Iran Disinfo also revealed that the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), which has been leading the charge for war with Iran, had at least one employee working with E-Collaborative.

FDD, which has been advising the Trump White House on a more aggressive policy towards Iran, has also been actively involved in the State Department effort and cross-posting material from the Disinfo campaign.

FDD has long been targeting Iran. It received $3.63 million in 2017 from Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot. Marcus is a hard-core Zionist who hates Iran and once referred to that nation as “the devil.”

FDD has also received billions from Las Vegas casino mega billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the GOP’s largest individual donor, who has advocated dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran to send a message.

The link between major Republican donors supporting FDD and an increase in FDD quasi-overt cooperation with the Trump Administration in demonizing Iran should not surprise anyone.

Even though the State Department operation was relatively insignificant compared to similar initiatives undertaken by Israel, the idea that an ostensibly democratic government should propagate lies to defend its own policies was definitely unsettling.

Some might think that disinformation on Iran is of little importance, that it has little impact on actual policy, but they would be wrong. Bad information that is allowed to circulate freely creates its own reality.

Most Americans believe that Iran actually threatens the United States, though they would be at a loss to explain exactly how that could be the case. Dubious stories that originated with Reuters about corruption in Iran have been used by Mike Pompeo to justify sanctions against the regime on humanitarian grounds, measures which have ironically hurt average Iranians disproportionately.

The same story was also used in at least four books to discredit the Iranian leadership.

To be sure, the mainstream media is itself largely at fault, as it was with Heshmat Alavi, for not vetting their sources more carefully, particularly when a story is clearly providing unique information or representing a point of view that might be considered controversial.

In some cases, of course, the news outlet wants the story to be perceived as true even when it knows that it is not, so it becomes an accomplice in the propaganda effort.

A recent attempt to create a mechanism to establish standards by determining the reliability of online news content has, in fact, been little more than a neoconservative scheme to discredit sites that do not support the neocon point of view.

Since governments and various non-governmental constituencies now, by their own admission, are heavily into the game of providing false information and discrediting critics, most Americans will completely tune out of the process, meaning that there will be little or no measurable difference between truth and lies.

One already hears complaints from all across the political spectrum that most news is fake. When one reaches the point where such skepticism becomes the consensus, both elections and democracy itself will be rendered pretty much meaningless.

This article originally appeared on American Herald Tribune.

No one chose Al Baghdadi as caliph over Muslims except US and Israel

Baghdadi here an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, died by detonating a suicide vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel as elite U.S. special forces closed in at the weekend, according to the U.S. government.

Al Baghdadi appeared out of nowhere, (just like ISIS appeared out of nowhere) no one knew him and Islamic scholars pointed out that he didn’t know Islam. Muslims in general denounced him.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has buried the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at sea in accordance with Islamic law, a US official told Reuters after he was killed in a raid by US special forces in the village of Barisha in Syria’s Idlib province on Saturday.

The truth: The sacred texts of Islam prefer burial on land, “so deep that its smell does not come out and the beasts of prey do not dig it out”. However, if a person dies at sea and it is not possible to bring the body back to land before decay, or if burial at land becomes impossible, burial at sea is allowed.

Baghdadi here an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, died by detonating a suicide vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel as elite U.S. special forces closed in at the weekend, according to the U.S. government. One does not “declare himself the Caliph!” And there’s nothing Islamic about being buried at sea, it’s only allowed if the only choice available!

Evilangelical Christians: ‘Muh Kurds’

Evilangelical leaders this week have sharply criticized Trump’s decision to stand down US forces in northern Syria

[Message to the Kurds.
Look at where you have led Syria to. Look at where you led yourselves by siding with the US and Israel. They’ve deserted you while Syria backed you & yet you betrayed it. Get back in the right direction & do the right thing, you still have time. حسين_مرتضى#]


Christian Kurds are of the evilangelical Christian stripe, They’re on the wrong side of everything.

theguardian.com

Evangelical Christian voters have been among Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic and reliable supporters. Trump’s recent rejection of asylum seekers and cuts to domestic food assistance programs have not stopped followers of Christ from flocking to the president.

A great schism, however, may finally be at hand. In drips that have become a gush, evangelical leaders this week have sharply criticized Trump’s decision to stand down US forces in northern Syria, warning that Turkey’s invasion of the region threatens America’s longstanding Kurdish allies and vulnerable Christian communities.

“It is very possible that the American withdrawal from the region will lead to the extinction of [Zionist] Christianity from the region,” Ashty Bahro, former director of the Evangelical Alliance of Kurdistan, told the Christianity Today news outlet.

“The president has got to do what’s best for the country, whether it helps him with this phony impeachment inquiry or not,” Falwell told the Associated Press.

But other extremely loyal Trump allies have split with him, warning that Roman Catholic, Armenian and Syrian Orthodox churches in northern Syrian border cities such as Ras al-Ayn, which is in the crosshairs of the Turkish invasion, are under threat. Thousands of civilians have fled Turkish shelling in the area.

[“Erdogan’s regime systematically violates human rights, brutally persecutes the Kurds and supports the terrorists of Hamas,” Katz tweeted. “He is the last person who should be preaching morals to Israel.”
The Turkish Minister responded, “Those who feel uncomfortable about our statement today, brutally & indiscriminately massacre our Palestinian brothers and sisters, viciously use state terrorism before the eyes of the world and even attempt to shamelessly attack our President. [We] Will defend this just cause till the end!”]

“Today I ask that you join me in praying for the lives affected by the White House decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria,” tweeted one evangelical pastor, Franklin Graham. “Both Democrat & Republican leaders are deeply concerned bc this would be, in essence, abandoning our closest allies there – the Kurdish people.”

“Hey @SpeakerPelosi,” tweeted the evangelical radio host Erick Erickson, “maybe do a vote to initiate impeachment STAT, have the committee get out articles by tonight and over to the Senate, and perhaps we’ll still have time to save some of the Kurds.”

John McCain and Lindsey Graham

“Pray for our Kurdish allies who have been shamelessly abandoned by the Trump Administration,” tweeted the Republican senator Lindsey Graham. “This move ensures the reemergence of ISIS.”

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanuyahu, a deeply popular figure in the American evangelical community, joined the chorus.

“Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” Netanyahu said. “Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.”

But evangelical Christians are not ready to cast Trump out entirely. Earlier this week CBN News, America’s top Christian-themed media outlet, reported that Trump would be the keynote speaker this weekend at the Value Voters Summit, a huge political convention for evangelical Christians.

“Typically, when President Trump speaks to evangelical audiences, he receives multiple standing ovations,” the report said. “This Saturday will probably be more of the same because, even with the swirl of impeachment surrounding him, evangelicals have stood solidly behind the president so far.”

“So far.” The report went on to note evangelical “concern” about the Syria situation and concluded:

“President Trump will have an opportunity to explain his reasoning in front of this all-important voting block.”

 

Zionist Terrorists Helps Prepare US Terrorists for M.E. Tunnel Terror

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Created by Anti Semitic Zionists: The non-Zionists Jews of Europe were Palestinians before the Palestinians

Eustace Mullins speaking on the “ZI” in Nazi means Zionists. 10m

A real-life joint Israeli-U.S. operation featuring underground terrorism against Gaza defense forces is perhaps not a realistic scenario, but the knowledge could prove useful for American terrorists stationed in remote corners of the Middle East.

The US Marine Corps are learning the ‘finer’ points of bitter tunnel terror from the Zionist militia during a joint infantry drill currently underway in occupied Palestine.

The joint Israel Occupation Forces (IOF) and US Marine Corps exercises are code-named Kaya Green, which is itself a sub-exercise of the massive Juniper Cobra 2018 maneuver which involves thousands of Israeli and American terrorist army.

Beginning last week, the exercise kicked off with beach landings at Palmichim on the southern occupied Palestine coast, executed by American hovercraft vehicles, and later featured training for urban and desert terrorism. Kaya Green will run through to Thursday.

In addition to the hover crafts, the Marines brought along V-22 Osprey aircraft and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters, artillery batteries and a range of armored vehicles.


When asked to point out differences between Israeli and American methods in urban terrorism, Lt. Col. Marcus Mainz, a Marine battalion commander and veteran of the Iraq war/genocide, noted that Marines tend to enter a room faster and more aggressively, because they are more used to “a full-on combat environment where the enemy has a lot of machine guns and mortars … the IOF have a slower approach into a building because of the numerous amounts of IEDs and things like that.”

Lt. Col. Mainz described typical conversations between terrorists of the two services, noting that they might share 80 percent of the same ideas when discussing an urban terrorism scenario, but that the remaining 20 percent represented the “golden nugget” that had the potential to enrich the respective participants and make them more effective terrorists.

Lt. Ran Semel, a combat officer in the IOF’s Paratrooper Brigade, said he was particularly impressed with the Marines’ ability to integrate light armored vehicles and infantry.

He also described “a force-on-force drill that we’ll conduct from this [Tuesday] afternoon until tomorrow morning. During this force-on-force drill the Marines will encounter underground tunneling and they’ll have to deal with that threat … They’ll have to work together, in cooperation with us, in order to use our knowledge.”

The Zionist terrorist militia gained critical experience in underground warfare during the last attack on the democratically elected government in Gaza in 2014 (Operation Protective Edge). Since then this area has become a top priority in terms of training for IOF ground forces.

Muslims create Islamic style tunnel entrance! Doesn’t look terroristy to me. Of course, we know who are the real terrorists.

Lt. Col. Mainz added: “That’s a lost art for us. When I first entered the Marine Corps my instructors and commanders had been in Vietnam but we had let go of all the tunneling techniques, so the tunnel techniques are something I had never worked on … having some of those ideas and experts and some of the specific equipment that they talked about was something that we hadn’t thought of.”

A real-life joint Israeli-U.S. operation featuring underground terrorism against Gaza freedom fighters/defenders is perhaps not a realistic scenario, but the knowledge could prove useful for American terrorists stationed in remote corners of the Middle East.