[cryptome] Re: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism

  • From: douglas rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:08:25 +0000

Hi Michael,
So...if I distribute something, no matter what it says, and the more well known it is, the better...say copy and paste it, and it is picked up, copied and acted upon all over the world, then I am not responsible and cannot be held responsible for its content or the actions which result from it. And the more widely it is known, the more credible it is made, the more true it is...Interesting view of free speech...research, truth, lies, deception and all that jazz.

And going to the sources, does not get one off the hook either. Consulting the sources does not necessarily establish the truth, or remove the disinformation, as I found out when I got to the 40th volume of Lenin's works, only to find out that they had all been "doctored" i.e. made politically correct to suit comrade Stalin's view of the world, by his comrades in the publishing house. It was only later that I realised, as Henry Ford said..."History is bunk"...took a lot of convincing...but I admit to being a slow learner...:-) .

I once read a book called "The Meaning of Meaning" which was written in the late 19th century, by a load of English Academics, after reading it and digesting it for a long time, it made a lot of sense to me...It posed the question, and the only answer it could give was how difficult it was to establish what the truth was or what meaning was...:-) .

Of course, at some time one has to come down to a point where on has to believe in something enough to act on it..and then one joins all the other philosophers of the world, in giving one's own interpretation of what oneself and the world is all about. Difficult proposition, and has little to do with truth.
In a famous book called "What is History" E.H. Carr argues that history is written by the historians.
P.S. There are many truths, the science is picking the one you want to believe in and putting it into practice. The art is getting as many others to believe in it and you as possible so that you are a success...:-) . Believe and act in the wrong things at the wrong time and you are fucked. c'est la vie...:-) . Playing with Goebballs.

On 12/01/2016 20:44, Michael Best wrote:

The difference, Dougie, is that one is widely known and the other isn't. There's also the fact that the Russians were responsible for the forgery, so all distributions of the book can be laid at their feet.

Also, if you want to pick something apart you'd have to resort to the source material - not a few dozen quotes from a 450 page book. Context, after all, is king (and the extensive notes and references help a lot, too)

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 3:39 PM, douglas rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    sWho speaketh the truth?
    Just a squick observation on disinformation below, an example of
    how information on disinformation can be spread inadvertently...:-) .

    quote<<<<How the Soviet bloc planted 4,000 agents of influence in
    the Islamic world, armed with hundreds of thousands of copies of
    the most infamous anti-Semitic book in history, to fan the flames
    of ancient Arab resentments against the U.S. and Israel and sow
    the seeds of anti-Semitism that would later bloom in the form of
    violence and terror toward Jews and Christians.>>>end of quote.

    According to Wikipedia at url:

     The Soviets were not the only ones to promote the book.

    This book was also promoted by Henry Ford who funded the printing
    of 500,000 copies of it.  Adolf Hitler also had it distributed to
    schools in Germany and its anti-Jewish message was taught as a
    part of the national socialist curriculum.
    I think it also crops up in a book called The Da Vinci Code by Dan
    Brown where he mentions the formation and existence of  the Priory
    of Sion.  In the introduction to the Book, Dan Brown, says that
    "everything in this book is true"  Even though it is classed as
    fiction, I knew some people who thought the work was true.

    I could take the rest of the article apart, if I could be
    bothered...but I think that the example is enough to show that the
    truth is never simple and rarely true...:-)


    On 12/01/2016 16:29, Lou Novacheck wrote:

    On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 6:45 AM, Michael Best
    <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:themikebest@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

        Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking intelligence
        official ever to defect from the Soviet Bloc, served as
        acting chief of communist Romania's espionage service and top
        adviser to President Nicolae Ceausescu.

        The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to
        defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again.
        Today, still living undercover in the United States, the man
        credited by the CIA as the only person in the Western world
        who single-handedly demolished an entire enemy espionage
        service--the one he himself managed--takes aim at an even
        bigger target: the exotic, widely misunderstood but still
        astonishingly influential realm of the Russian-born "science"
        of disinformation.Indeed, within these pages, Pacepa, along
        with his co-author, historian and law professor Ronald
        Rychlak, expose some of the most consequential yet largely
        unknown disinformation campaigns of our lifetime.

        Discover answers to many crucial questions of the modern era:

          * Why, during the last two generations, has so much of the
            Western world turned against its founding faith,
          * Why have radical Islam, jihad and terrorism burst aflame
            after a long period of apparent quiescence?
          * Why is naked Marxism increasingly manifesting in America
            and its NATO allies?
          * What really happened to Russia after the Berlin Wall came

        Like the solution to a giant jigsaw puzzle lacking one
        crucial piece, Disinformation authoritatively provides the
        missing dimension that makes the chaos of the modern world
        finally understandable. By its very nature, a disinformation
        campaign can work only if the seemingly independent Western
        press accepts intentionally fabricated lies and presents them
        to the public as truth. Thus, Pacepa and Rychlak also
        document how the U.S. "mainstream media's" enduring sympathy
        for all things liberal-left has made it vulnerable
        to--indeed, the prime carrier of--civilization-transforming
        campaigns of lying, defamation and historical revisionism
        that turn reality on its head.

          * How destroying the reputation of good leaders has been
            developed into a high art and science.
          * How Pope Pius XII --a generation ago the world's most
            high-profile Christian leader, who personally saved
            countless Jews from Hitler's Holocaust--was transformed,
            through the magic of disinformation, into a Nazi sympathizer.
          * How Christianity and Judaism have been targeted for
            constant denigration and defamation through an ongoing
            campaign of disinformation.
          * How the Soviet bloc planted 4,000 agents of influence in
            the Islamic world, armed with hundreds of thousands of
            copies of the most infamous anti-Semitic book in history,
            to fan the flames of ancient Arab resentments against the
            U.S. and Israel and sow the seeds of anti-Semitism that
            would later bloom in the form of violence and terror
            toward Jews and Christians.
          * How the defamatory attacks on American soldiers John
            Kerry made before Congress upon his return from
            Vietnam--charges later discredited and repudiated--were
            identical to a contemporaneous KGB disinformation
            campaign concocted to turn Americans against their own
          * How supposedly respectable institutions like the World
            Council of Churches have long been infiltrated and
            controlled by Russian intelligence.
          * How much of the world came to believe that the U.S.
            government itself masterminded the assassination of
            President John F. Kennedy.
          * How the Soviet Union has been transformed into the first
            intelligence dictatorship in history.
          * How disinformation is still very much alive in the age of
            Obama, remaining a powerful engine in the ongoing
            socialist transformation of America.

        All this and much more is meticulously documented in
        Disinformation, with the credibility of an eyewitness who was
        not only there, but actively involved as a Soviet bloc spy
        chief--who, thanks to a crisis of conscience, "left the dark
        side" and came to America to help shine a light on the
        greatest source of political evil of the modern age.

        Excerpts posted to:

-- Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,
    even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those
    poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they
    live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
    /~ Theodore Roosevelt/

    How much difference is there between an Obama nation and an

    â€œIncredible change happens in your life when you decide to take
    control of what you do have power over instead of craving control
    over what you don't.
    ~ Steve Maraboli**

    The power of words

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