August 9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last week, the MSM including Fox News [notably “Butch” Kelly] went medieval on Trump.
The attack was so hysterically nonsensical it’s difficult to imagine how it would possibly change opinions either way on the cagey GOP nominee. As to the “content” surrounding this DNC orchestrated effort, the legacy media simply lied as a way of creating chaff which will, in their calculus, help shield Hillary from the much hinted at - soon to arrive - newest batch of email disclosures.
For those only marginally familiar with the emails already available through a variety of sources - some as mundane as those produced by the various Congressional "investigations" - with the anticipated arrival of new information regarding Hillary Clinton’s frightful performance as Secretary of State, there would normally be more than enough meat to sink her campaign several times over, were it not for the media’s active complicity in the disinformation scheme.
Paging through the WikiLeaks Hillary Archive [allegedly at least partially obtained via the services of the elusive Guccifer 2.0] and other sources, we note the constant presence of Sidney Blumenthal in Clinton’s electronic communications, usually acting in the capacity of “national security” intel operative [without portfolio of course] pitching the then Secretary of State generally un-sourced information of dubious quality, regarding Libya.
"The general tone Blumenthal adopted throughout this communication was one of strong support for the largely al-Qaeda affiliated “rebels” and a desire for Libyan “regime change.” [re al-Qaeda’s relationship with the Libran rebels please refer to, Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham, Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links , UK Telegraph]
From the WikiLeak documents:
“H: LOTS OF NEW INTEL; POSSIBLE LIBYAN COLLAPSE. SID
To: Hillary Clinton
Date: 2011-03-27 02:00
March 27. 2011
Re: Lots of new Intel; Libyan army possibly on verge of collapse
…Latest: During the evening of March 27, 2011, individuals with direct access to the military committee of the National Libyan Council (NLC) stated in confidence that while the rebel forces continue to have organization and communications problems, their morale has improved drastically, and they believe the Libyan Army is on the verge of collapse. Under attack from allied Air and Naval forces, the Libyan Army troops have begun to desert to the rebel side in increasing numbers. The rebels are making an effort to get these troops as fellow Libyans, in an effort to encourage additional defections.
An extremely sensitive source added that the rebels are receiving direct assistance and training from a small number of Egyptian Special Forces units, while French and British Special Operations troops are working out of bases in Egypt, along the Libyan border. These troops are overseeing the transfer of weapons and supplies to the rebels …” [source, WikiLeak Hillary]
Though preferring to work pretty much in the background these days - a shadow warrior - Sid [Vicious] Blumenthal remains one of the nastiest pieces of work to ever come out of Clinton Inc., acting as senior advisor to both William J. and Hillary Clinton, though the State Department, apparently aware of Blumenthal’s MO declined to allow then Secty of State Clinton, to formally employ him.
That of course didn’t stop him from bombarding Clinton with privately obtained “intell” regarding Libya, a country he had never visited despite apparent business interests relating to the North African country.
"During Clinton's years as secretary of state, Blumenthal offered a deluge of intelligence and advice to his former boss, sending near-monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya to the personal email account she continued to use as a government employee." [source, Lisa Lerer and Matthew Lee, A man blocked from working at the State Department is at the center of Hillary Clinton's latest controversy , Business Insider]
Though the State Department refused to employ Blumenthal, he wasn’t exactly poverty stricken.
According to the NY Post, Blumenthal didn’t lack for compensation, “the Clinton political machine paid him at least $320,000 a year….[for a time]…the Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10,000 a month. Blumenthal’s job, according to Politico, was “highlighting the legacy” of President Bill Clinton…From the summer of 2009 to the present day, according to Fox News, Blumenthal was paid $200,000 a year by Media Matters…”
As noted in multiple reports, Blumenthal had business interests in Libya, specifically a partnerships with Osprey Global Solutions, which offers a wide variety of services, including "security, training and armament." One of Osprey's ordnance items is the high end LaRue .308 caliber battle rifle, as depicted in our lead image, see, Osprey Global Solutions: Weapons]...Editor's note: This is by no means meant to impugn LaRue Tactical, whose products associates of ours use to great effect.
“It was later revealed that Blumenthal was working with Tyler Drumheller, an ex-CIA agent who "consulted" for the company, a defense contractor that was invested in Libyan regime change. [source, Chuck Ross, ‘My Role’: Emails Raise New Questions About Sid Blumenthal’s ‘Projects’ For The Clintons , Daily Caller]
And from National Review:
“Blumenthal owned a financial stake in Osprey Global Solutions, a military contractor seeking to do business with the Libyan rebels. Using intelligence from Cody Shearer, another longtime Clinton hanger-on, and Tyler Drumheller, an ex-CIA spy, he urged then-Secretary Clinton to support the Libyan rebels’ plans to hire Western military contractors. National Review reported in May that, due to Blumenthal’s ties to both Osprey and top Libyan rebel figures, those communications may have violated foreign-lobbying law.”
From our review it seems that Blumenthal’s role in the Libyan “project” was to provide her with information, which unsurprisingly was totally aligned with Clinton’s desire to destabilize Libya and depose Gaddafi. Given their very long and close relationship we doubt that these exchanges were intended by Blumenthal to influence Hillary, because on that matter they were kindred spirits, but it’s hard not to see these missives as reinforcing the ill-fated decision to intervene in Libya.
Despite the fact that Sid and Hillary’s play-book has subsequently resulted in the country becoming an ISIS stronghold, we see little evidence of even a modicum of contrition, not that we would ever expect it from these two.
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