Great reporting on Integrity Initiative(II) by Moon of Alabama(MoA)

First, hat tip to Bob In Portland for starting this disucssion.

Someone claiming to be part of Anonymous has been dumping documents about II since Novermber. MoA first reported about II running anti-Russian smear campaigns.

British Government Runs Secret Anti-Russian Smear Campaigns

As usual at MoA, the comments are as informed as the stories, and well worth the read. Here's the first one I noticed:

I doubt very seriously that the British launched this operation without the CIA's implicit and explicit support. This has all the markings of a John Brennan operation that has been launched stealthily to prevent anyone from knowing its real origins.

The Brits don't act alone, and a project of this magnitude did not begin without Langley's explicit approval.

This is classic Five Eyes bullshit, where the CIA is forbidden by law to spy on Americans, so they simply call up MI6 and have them do it and report back.

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After a couple of weeks hiatus, the II leaks have been headlining MoA daily.

British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders' Campaign?

Here is a quick summary of the Craig Murray article referenced by both Bob In Portland and by this MoA article:

In early 2016 Simon Bracey-Lane claimed to support Corbyn and worked as a 'volunteer' for the Bernie Sanders campaign where he became a "full fledged field organizer":

Bracey-Lane has worked his way up the Sanders campaign but immigration rules mean he can't get paid. Instead, he's pledged to follow the campaign to the end, while using his savings to meet basic costs.

It is, to say the least, very interesting indeed that just a year later the left wing, “Corbyn and Sanders supporting” Bracey-Lane is hosting a very right wing event, “Cold War Then and Now”, for the shadowy neo-con Institute for Statecraft, at which an entirely unbalanced panel of British military, NATO and Ukrainian nationalists extolled the virtues of re-arming against Russia.

Nor would it seem likely that Bracey-Lane would be involved with the Integrity Initiative.

So, MI6 has operatives in leftwing political campaigns.

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The third MoA story lays out a large number of II documents. (BTW - II has acknowledged these documents are genuine. But - wait for it - they blame their prominence in the media on Russian intelligence!)

...as we saw in the information revealed yesterday there is more to it. The Initiative, which has lots of 'former' military and intelligence people among its staff, is targeting the political left in Britain as well as in other countries. It is there where it becomes a danger to the democratic societies of Europe.

Newly Released 'Integrity Intitiative' Papers Include Proposal For Large Disinformation Campaigns

The MoA comments contain this useful link:

Here's a list of about 60 organizations & projects devoted to spreading anti-Russia content in Western media. The Integrity Initiative is just the tip of the iceberg.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-wtpA2NomEj35bbVe1-iHX7rt4YzahPI...

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Today's installment focuses on the batshit crazy statements of a longtime intelligence operative, Christopher Nigel Donnelly (CND), who is co-director of II. His words are simultaneously riduculous and frightenting. Ridiculous because they have little to do with reality, and frightening because these people are heavily funded by iFUKUS intel and by the usual collection of anti-Russian oligarchs (e.g., Atlantic Council, Bill Browder).

Our problem is that, for the last 70 years or so,we in the UK and Europe have been living in a safe, secure rules-based system which has allowed us to enjoy a holiday from history.
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Unfortunately, this state of affairs is now being challenged. A new paradigm of conflict is replacing the 19th & 20th Century paradigm.
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In this new paradigm, the clear distinction which most people have been able to draw between war and peace, their expectation of stability and a degree of predictability in life, are being replaced by a volatile unpredictability, a permanent state of instability in which war and peace become ever more difficult to disentangle. The “classic” understanding of conflict being between two distinct players or groups of players is giving way to a world of Darwinian competition where all the players – nation states, sub-state actors, big corporations, ethnic or religious groups, and so on – are constantly striving with each other in a “war of all against all”. The Western rules-based system, which most westerners take for granted and have come to believe is “normal”, is under attack from countries and organisations which wish to replace our system with theirs. This is not a crisis which faces us; it is a strategic challenge, and from several directions simultaneously.

- C.N.Donnely

MoA comment on CND:

In reality the "Western rules-based system", fully implemented after the demise of the Soviet Union, is a concept under which 'the west' arbitrarily makes up rules and threatens to kill anyone who does not follow them. Witness the wars against Serbia, the war on Iraq, the destruction of Libya, the western led coup in Ukraine and the war by Jihadi proxies against the people of Syria and Iraq. None of these actions were legal under international law. Demanding a return to strict adherence to the rule of international law, as Russia, China and others now do, it is not an attempt to replace "our system with theirs". It is a return to the normal state of global diplomacy. It is certainly not a "Darwinian competition".

The 'Integrity Initiative' - A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The "Russian Threat"

The circular reasoning that the undercover nature of II is capable of defending bodes poorly for democracy:

The 'experts' of the 'charity' Institute for Statecraft and Integrity Initiative testified in the British parliament. While they were effectively paid by the government they lobbied parliament under the cover of their NGO. This circularity also allows to use international intermediates. Members of the Spanish cluster (pdf) of the Initiative testified in the British Parliament about the Catalan referendum and related allegations against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. (It is likely that this testimony led to the change in the position of the Ecuadorian government towards Assange.)

The 'Integrity Initiative' - A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The "Russian Threat"

Here is a perceptive comment on that article:

What remains mysterious (not really) is why --if these initiatives are truly meant to save and strengthen democracy-- they aren't proudly proclaimed and advertised, in the open, transparent, for everyone one to see and judge, like an adult democracy that they claim to stand for might want to debate and form an opinion on.

The fact that it isn't, is testimony to the nefarious anti-democratic, authoritarian and totalitarian streak that runs in between every two lines that they put on paper.

IN CLOSING

This story is being suppressed as hard as possible in the US. The UK can't suppress it because there is a parliamentary inquiry into using government funds to trash UK political parties.

Its important to spread the word as much as possible about the II and its connections to US politics. I haven't had time to dig deep, but there is the list of "US cluster" operatives - all of whom are unknowns to me. I'm almost certain there are strong ties to the Ukronazi Atlantic Council (official censors for Facebook) and to the whole Steele Dossier/Skripal mess. One of these articles has II memos that refer to the Skripal narrative as propaganda.

As usual with intel/counter-intel, the game is so complicated that Joe Average is not going to be bothered with it, what with 24/7 Trump and Russia-gate. How do you describe this for people who have little time for news? Mr A. worked for organization B who was clandestinely funded by intel shop C to produce false charges D, E, and F? It instantly scans as CT - even though it is lifted directly from documents acknowledged to be genuine.

I am grateful to whomever got this stuff out onto the internet. I don't even care if they have their own hidden agenda. These are acknowledged facts in a world of shadows and rumors. They have the potential to be as powerful as the Edward Snowden revelations.

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SnappleBC's picture

I just sent this email off to some friends about it..

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Even NPR is saying that it's been 2 years and they've got nothing.

NPR: The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever

At what point do I get to call Rachel Maddow and the rest of MSM "conspiracy theorists"? How about 4 years? If Trump gets to serve out his first term and there is STILL no Russiagate then can I start using that term? Is there any point whatsoever at which totally unsubstantiated and largely debunked allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election can legitimately be called "conspiracy theories"?

In the mean time, actual evidence of a foreign government actually meddling in our 2016 election (and no, I don't mean Israel although that's worth talking about) is utterly suppressed in US media and mostly western global MSM. I can't wait to see how Anonymous' latest play with The Integrity Initiative plays out. Predictably, anyone who mentions this in polite company is a "conspiracy theorist".

But hey man, it's all 5-dimensional chess.

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A lot of wanderers in the U.S. political desert recognize that all the duopoly has to offer is a choice of mirages. Come, let us trudge towards empty expanse of sand #1, littered with the bleached bones of Deaniacs and Hope and Changers.
-- lotlizard

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@SnappleBC

Is great satire. It lays out all the aggression against Russia in a manner that highlights the idiocy of the Russiagate proponsents.

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snoopydawg's picture

People here have been talking about Rachel's Russia Russia Russia coverage. Here is the other one that Jimmy covered.

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Disclaimer: No Russian, living or dead, had anything to do with the posting of this proudly home-grown comment

mimi's picture

but now it happened.

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arendt's picture

@mimi

The organization has the opposite of integrity - zum Kotzen, as you say.

The spook scum funding these paranoid, Russophobic assholes probably see the whole thing as just having a laugh at the fact that said assholes believe they are acting with "integrity".

The UK has had a Russophobe problem for over 150 years.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

@arendt

The UK has had a Russophobe problem for over 150 years.

Bring in the CRISPR units.

Let's clean up those defective genomes.

(Maybe send in a young priest and an old priest, too.)

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Yup, essentially, it's all "Five Eyes bullshit!" Dovetails, in great detail, with a comment I made in another post over the past week. This has been ongoing for a very long time--at least two or three generations, both here and abroad. There are many, many shills out there in the MSM–people like Ken Dilanian at the WaPo/LA Times, Luke Harding at the Guardian, and many, many others. All along with countless others acting as "sources" for their propaganda. (And, it's all fully documented, as well.)

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"Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." --Thomas Jefferson

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'Integrity Initiative's' anti-Russian rhetoric, such as the misinformation and lies they created in order to blame Russia for Catalonia's referendum movement — and painting Julian Assange as the ringleader — has potentially deadly consequences for Julian Assange.

Those lies already triggered Ecuador's decision in March 2018 to deny Julian Assange access to the internet, and to bar him from receiving any visitors or calls other than his legal team. Since the US and the UK use the anti-Russia propaganda that 'Integrity Initiative' pushes to manipulate Europe's fears and to force Europe's diplomatic and economic compliance to Empire's wishes. Thus, we can safely assume that the Anglos engineered this ongoing psy-op to further pressure Ecuador's new President into evicting Assange from their embassy, making his 'extradition' to the US possible.

If we never hear from Julian Assange again — if he should "die" or disappear along the way — it is because he is the only one on earth that can blow the cover on the Obama Administration traitors who are hiding their conspiracy to sabotage a US Presidential election behind the preposterous and irresponsible 2016 Russia Hoax.

If Assange is tortured or murdered or disappears along the way, it would be to prevent him from testifying about how the DNC emails came into Wikileak's hands. Such testimony could expose both the liars and the dangerous lie that gives them cover for what they have done. If Assange is silenced, then each of us who knows the truth about about the so-called Russian collusion and election meddling is morally obligated to preserve it. We must each find a way to pass the truth about this betrayal and cover-up onto future Americans. If they haven't learned about the greatest crime against democracy and the people in US History — that means they are still living under the corrupt totalitarian system that injured and betrayed the nation. They should know the truth.

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@Pluto's Republic
asylum, personal security and decent living conditions in Germany. Such cowards. Assange should have a safe haven in Germany to say the least.

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@mimi

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@arendt

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@arendt
may be it was meant to say that they are standing on the chairs to shout out the truth forcefully so that people can hear them. But to me it says something else.

To me it looks like they are standing on chairs, because they are about to be hanged.

Just a first impression, I haven't seen the statues before.

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wendy davis's picture

compendium, arendt. i'll reblog it at the café, and say thank you as well to bernhard, and to the Wikileaks team for bringing it to our attention in the first place.

yes, let's add the sordid bellingcat (elliott higgins and friends) to the list of similar psyops.

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and james ball titles, but thanks again. guess i'd already forgotten that the manafort met with assnge psyop was luke harding and a...friend.

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@wendy davis

Isn't amazing how blatant lies get a free pass from the corporate media?

Its almost like Ron Ziegler (for the younger generation: Nixon's infamous press secretary) would say

That statement is inoperative.

when caught in a flat out lie.

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@wendy davis

According to the 1st MoA article, it wasn't Wikileaks

The Initiative and its operations were unveiled when someone liberated some of its documents, including its budget applications to the British Foreign Office, and posted them under the 'Anonymous' label at cyberguerrilla.org.

I don't think this changes anything substantive.

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@arendt

i'd said that it was wikiLeaks who'd introduced us to anon charity (and yes, the docs are filed under cyberguerilla when one clicks thru to them). but i'll check to make sure that's how i'd said it. i found them on one of threads on assange's increased dangers, etc., just after anon published the docs. now if bernhard wants to say he found them on his own, not via wikileaks on twitter, so be it. ; )

on edit: yep; this: "first, some background: anonymous charity had published docs from ‘the integrity initiative’; wikileaks on twitter had linked to this video several weeks ago:"

and then i'd quotes the extra bits they'd publish if pushed to it. those are what bernhard had run with cuz they's kept adding pages; tough to choose docs which to click on, there are so many. but then...it's b's day job, so there's that.

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@wendy davis

its just that you never know what slight goofs some oppo group is going to use to come after a story.

I accept your version.

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@wendy davis .

https://cafe-babylon.net/2018/12/16/reblog-great-reporting-on-integrity-...

and it's creeping me out, as both scribDs now got to 'page not found'. i checked under the original video again, same thing. wth?

but on b's dec. 15 exposé, 'The Integrity Initiative' - A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The "Russian Threat" he writes:

"The last piece is, with some 3,600 words after cuts, way too long for a usual Moon of Alabama post. But I felt it was important to detail how the seemingly unconnected issues we watched over the last year fit into each other. Some related stuff, like the issues mention in the Wikileaks tweet below, did not make the cut. Anyway, it took quite an effort to write it. Please spread it wide and far.", fwiw.

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@wendy davis

as both scribDs now got to 'page not found'. i checked under the original video again, same thing. wth?

They control what the public sees. We probably need to offload critical stuff onto thumb drives, duplicate it, and pass it around via sneakernet.

The opposition is driven back to samizdat, while the Deep State is running psyops on a clueless population.

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@arendt

answer, but oy, did my laptop flip out along the way. i'm trying to straighten it out, but:

i bingled backways, looking for cyber guerilla intergrity initiative. i was able to dig our 3 acts.

https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-briti...

https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-briti...

https://www.cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-briti...

some entries have been crossed out, and perhaps replaced with pdf's. i tried to open the handbook.], which is one of the ones i'd been laughing about, and copy pasted when i'd come across all this on that one assange updates diary some tome ago. but i got attacked with add-ons, lol. new meaning for the term 'dark web', i guess. but still, if i get more of this rubbish cleaned up, i may try to explore which docs are still interactive.

samizdat, yes, i get it. dunno if i'll put stuff on flash drives or not, nor even go to the big bother of grabbing the loot while i'm inside the site. ; ) look and see what you see, think, and all. i know you're far more tech-wise than i am, for one thing.

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@wendy davis

After you wade through all the crosss-outs, you are left with nothing but a pile of links.
It took a lot of work for MoA to put together a concise and reasonable narrative.

I did notice that half the comments on those pages were people calling this stuff nonsense. I've come to expect that kind of massive pushback on the internet. The corporatists are very well funded and organized. They pounce on anything that disputes their lies.

Its getting too close to the holidays to do a deep dive on this stuff, especially since MoA has done the heavy lifting. But, I fear that the exposure of this government-sponsored hard right incitement and slander will fall out of the news cycle because timing.

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