Posts tagged with "distraction"

Feb 5

NFL Brain Disease | Weapons of Mass Distraction (by breakingtheset)

'Abby Martin looks at this year's Super Bowl as a marriage between corporatism and athleticism, and discusses the overlooked issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) contributing to player suicides.'

Disinformation: How It Works

'There was a time, not too long ago (relatively speaking), that governments and the groups of elites that controlled them did not find it necessary to conscript themselves into wars of disinformation.

Propaganda was relatively straightforward. The lies were much simpler. The control of information flow was easily directed. Rules were enforced with the threat of property confiscation and execution for anyone who strayed from the rigid socio-political structure. Those who had theological, metaphysical or scientific information outside of the conventional and scripted collective world view were tortured and slaughtered. The elites kept the information to themselves, and removed its remnants from mainstream recognition, sometimes for centuries before it was rediscovered.

With the advent of anti-feudalism, and most importantly the success of the American Revolution, elitists were no longer able to dominate information with the edge of a blade or the barrel of a gun. The establishment of Republics, with their philosophy of open government and rule by the people, compelled Aristocratic minorities to plot more subtle ways of obstructing the truth and thus maintaining their hold over the world without exposing themselves to retribution from the masses. Thus, the complex art of disinformation was born.’

The WikiLeaks GiFiles: Stratfor Says Attack on Iran a Euro Crisis Diversion

'A man called Benjamin Preisler responded to the email saying a source working as an Israeli intelligence agent had confirmed it was a diversion.

"Source was asked what he thought of reports that the Israelis were preparing a military offensive against Iran.

"Response from Source: ‘I think this is a diversion. The Israelis already destroyed all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure on the ground weeks ago. The current ‘let’s bomb Iran’ campaign was ordered by the EU leaders to divert the public attention from their home financial problems. It plays also well for the US since Pakistan, Russia and N Korea are mentioned in the report, ” the email explains.

Speculation about an Israeli-led attack would also benefit Tel Aviv, according to the source, as it would enable Israel to focus on targeting Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria.

"The result of this campaign will be massive attacks on Gaza and strikes on Hezbollah in both Lebanon and Syria", the email reads.’