Hamilton68 Hates On QAnon, QAnon Says Assange is Being Freed on Trump's Orders...?
Interestingly enough for RM readers and contributors like BanksterSlayer and W the Intelligence Insider, Assange weighed in against Hamilton68 this week days after the group began attacking QAnon's 8Chan following and #FollowtheWhiteRabbit, #GreatAwakening and #TheStormisHere hashtags as the handiwork of Russian bots rather than American Trump supporters organizing online. The possible 'incidental' connection is, QAnon has claimed that Assange may have already been flown out of Great Britain to a safe house in Switzerland after being covertly freed from his Ecuadorian Embassy sequestration imposed by the vengeful Anglo-American 'deep state'.
Regarding the 'Russian bots' theme, QAnon said from his presumed perch as a Trump White House insider that the Democratic Party talking point went out for the press to parrot at 4 a.m. Friday that the GOP, Assange and the Russians were all pushing #ReleasetheMemo:
Text of Clint Watts 17 January 2018 testimony to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation aka his 'OMG WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING! THE ROOSKIES ARE BRAINWASHING AMERICANS WITH FAKE NEWS' shtick
The Support for Syria Terror Connection Between an Ex-FBI Agent and DDCI Morrell
As Assange's tweet points out, the advisory board for the Hamilton 68 project is a mix of Democratic Party Hillary hacks and GOP neocon #NeverTrump ers. The connection between the likes of ex-CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell and the group's leading front man Clint Watts, involves Syria. As RogueMoney readers will recall, Morrell's first interview after leaving the Agency, during which he openly campaigned for Hillary Clinton, was with PBS Charlie Rose (this was prior to Rose's firing over sexual harassment allegations).
Morrell would later admit that his immediate campaigning for Hillary upon leaving Langley, and his boss Director John Brennan overt disdain for Trump, just might have given the then presidential candidate the impression that much of CIA leadership was out go get him (gee, ya think?). But to date we've never seen Morrell get asked, much less answer for, the points he made in the Rose interview, demanding the U.S. 'kill' Russians and Iranians, because the latter had not paid a sufficient price for what they'd done in helping Iraq insurgents target Americans from 2004 to 2009. Rose naturally did not ask Morrell in the interview how he would expect the Russians or Iranians to respond if CIA increased lethal aid to the jihadists attacking their personnel supporting the Syrian government, given the vulnerability of American troops to infiltration and IED attacks on both sides of the Syraq border and the Houthis eagerness to kill Saudi forces on Saudi soil as Persian payback against Riyadh.
What Morrell and Clint Watts had in common before joining the same 'G-NGO', was a fierce support for the 'moderate rebels' cause in Syria, even while Watts co-signed a 2014 Foreign Affairs article calling the Qatari-funded Ahrar-al-Sham jihadists "an Al-Qaeda linked group worth befriending". The article would haunt Watts on social media, as various individuals trolled him as an apologist for terror -- so long as it could be funneled at U.S. geopolitical adversaries. As Alternet's Max Blumenthal, whose father Sid Blumenthal happens to be a close friend of the Clintons and thus no stranger to intrigues, wrote:
A cynic might even suggest that part of what motivates Watts and Morrell to push the 'Russian interference' storyline so hard, is to deflect attention from their own fierce advocacy on behalf of Saudi and Qatari interests in Syria. If investigators began digging into that, they might uncover just how close Morrell's former boss 'Riyadh' John Brennan became to the Saudi royals during his time as CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia, or for that matter, what the Gulf states are receiving in return for their lavish donations to D.C. think tanks.
Twitter 'You May Have Been Targeted by Russian Propaganda Emails' Seized Upon by Democratic Deep State Shills as Further 'Proof' Moscow Tilted Election Scale for Trump
Above is a tweet posted this weekend by Clint Watts, a former FBI agent trained in standards of admissible evidence, rambling about how Russian hackers and troll accounts swung the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump. The fact that the 'DNC hack' has never conclusively been shown to have been a hack rather than an inside job data dump by disgruntled Bernie bros (Seth Rich possibly among them) is naturally ignored. But the most interesting thing about Watts is not what he says, which RogueMoney readers and anyone who follows cable news have already heard ad nauseum over the past year since Trump's inauguration, but which groups and money interests he represents. Again Blumenthal writes:
Again, the connections to 'the Vulture' hedge funder Paul Singer through Kristol and the Free Beacon, which started the 'Russians' dirt dig on Trump that Fusion GPS picked up from the Clintons once 'ex' MI6 man Christopher Steele came into the picture, are evident. Andrew Weisburd, who is the more crankish face of Hamilton 68 reporters and MSNBC omit to avoid discussing his Putin praising Internet Haganah days, is another, less interesting globalist troll. But as Wikispooks reported, two ex Mossad officers gave Weisburd advice in his post-9/11 hunt for alleged Hamas sympathizers online, run out of his attic in Carbondale, Illinois. A record of allegedly fighting Islamist radicals online did not prevent Weisburd from later cheerleading for terrorists who sent suicide bombers against Sunni, Allawite and Christian Syrians supportive of Assad (for more on Weisburd, see our previous piece on Hamilton68, "The Clint Watts Con, Part II" -- CLINT WATTS WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE CAN TYPE COMPUTATIONAL PROPAGANDA IN ALL CAPS SO THERE, SKEPTICS THAT KREMLIN MINDRAYS SENT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA DIDN'T ELECT DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT!).
Essentially, Hamilton68 is intended to be a more 'respectable' up market 2.0 version of the failed PropOrNot project, which the Washington (Langley/Bezos) Post had to distance itself from after facing libel lawsuit threats. To avoid similar potential litigation from 'Kremlin trolls' who turn out to be patriotic Americans, Hamilton68 ducks naming names, as an otherwise sympathetic to its cause New York Times reporter had to admit:
When There's No Difference Between House Democrats and Your 'Non-Partisan' Foreign Government Funded Think Tank's Talking Points....
Given the uncritical parroting of talking points Jonathon Morgan expects and mostly receives from journalists, it isn't surprising he sloppily names Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as 'David Nunes', and refers to the #ReleasetheMemo hash tag as a GOP and Wikileaks 'manufactured controversy'. Perhaps after finally releasing Nunes notes on FISA court abuse including the fraudulent use of the Steele Dossier to obtain a secret court's permission to wiretap (or retroactively justify wiretapping) Trump campaign volunteer and Russophile Carter Page, Congress can get around to investigating Hamilton68. As an example of actual, not imaginary foreign taxpayer funded meddling in American politics, even if it comes from an allied government in Berlin hostile to the Trump White House. Perhaps, now that RT and Sputnik have had to register as foreign agents, it's time for the German Marshall Fund to do likewise, if it insists on claiming Fox News promoted hash tags are a Russian bot-plot?