STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Hillary's Meme Falls Apart
By Staff News & Analysis - January 24, 2013

Clinton Shouts: 'What Difference … Does It Make?' … Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about ascertaining whether the Benghazi terror attack was the result of a protest by Senator Ron Johnson. "What difference, at this point, does it make?" Clinton shouted, seemingly losing her cool. "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?" – Weekly Standard

Dominant Social Theme: Can't we all get along … and just move on?

Free-Market Analysis: Hillary Clinton testified before the US Congress yesterday and suggested, as Bill Clinton used to do, that legislators just "move on."

Ms. Clinton's urgency in this regard may not only be because she wants to remove the focus of the investigation from how an American diplomat died but also because the entire episode seems to have been a botched propaganda campaign.

No one is pointing this out, of course, not these days. But we recall quite clearly that the initial story reported by the US media was that the people of Libya were incensed about a movie, "Desert Warrior," AKA "The Innocence of Muslims."

From what we can tell, the movie was yet another US Intel-instigated false flag. The idea was to show the American people once again how bestial and brutal Middle Easterners can be. The proximate cause was this movie; the point to be made was that certain Libyans (pro-Gaddafi ones) would riot over a poorly made film.

But something went wrong. In our humble view, it was the alternative media that made the false flag impossible to pursue. When the back story was revealed, it became obvious that this cinematic enterprise was not what it seemed. At the time, we wrote the following, here:

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We are supposed to believe that the sudden religious blaze in the Middle East that just took the life of a US ambassador and three of his staff members was the result of an obscure movie.

This movie was so unknown that it could hardly generate views on YouTube. Then a strange preacher, Terry Jones, began to promote the movie and brought it to the world's attention. Here's Wikipedia on Jones:

Terry Jones (born October 1951) is the pastor of Dove World Outreach Center, a small fundamentalist Christian church in Gainsville, Florida. He first gained national and international attention in 2010 for his plan to burn Qur'ans, the scripture of the Islamic religion, on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He is a self-declared independent presidential candidate in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.

Jones sounds like a big shot but his total congregation is reportedly 50 … fifty!

As for the man who produced the movie that has set the Mideast aflame, he was said initially to be a Jew and claimed that the movie was funded by "100 Jews."

This is perhaps the way the elites and their allies work. They want the Jews blamed first and foremost. The alternative media for its own reasons too often plays into the hands of this premeditated meme.

In any case, the filmmaker, self-identified as an Israeli-American property developer, Sam Bacile, has a spokesperson, a friend. Reuters reports this friend is Steven Klein, "a southern California man in the insurance business … [who] described himself as a consultant and a spokesman for the project – but not the filmmaker." Klein believes Bacile's name is a pseudonym.

"I've met him twice, I don't know what country he's from. I do know he's not an Israeli Jew and I can only guess he threw that out to protect his family, which I do know is back in the Middle East," Klein told Reuters in an interview in front of his home in Hemet, California, as he sipped a beer.

And who is Klein? He is a former US Marine who said he advised the filmmaker to go into hiding. Regardless of whether Bacile hides or not, his identity is being revealed.

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As a result of such exposure, the false flag was dropped and Ms. Clinton was left to explain the incident without revealing the black-op background. No wonder she just wanted to "move on" and thus recast the incident in personal terms to polarize it.

"For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal," said Clinton, holding back tears. "I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to lead the men and women of the State Department and USAID. Nearly 70,000 serving here in Washington and at more than 275 posts around the world. They get up and go to work every day — often in difficult and dangerous circumstances thousands of miles from home — because they believe as we believe the United States is the most extraordinary force for peace and progress the earth has ever known."

Ms. Clinton is learning once again (and to her credit she knows exactly what is going on) that the Internet is a formidable adversary. What we call the Internet Reformation is making it harder and harder for US Intel agencies to promote the kind of directed history that was so effective in the 20th century.

This botched promotion brings to mind a previous CIA disaster involving the so-called "Syrian Girl." We wrote about it over a year ago in an editorial entitled "Gay Ops of American Intel." You can read about that here:

A strange thing happened the other day. The blogosphere was swept by the confession of one Tom MacMasters that he was behind a well-known blog supposedly written by a lesbian and called Gay Girl in Damascus. It was convincing for the most part, and he even stole a picture online to identify his blog – which was apparently how he was discovered. His confession was wrenching and the blogosphere (which trends liberal these days) has been virtually convulsed ever since.

On the heels of the MacMasters' incident, another blogger "Paula Brooks," was revealed to be a man, Bill Graber. He had posted some of MacMasters' lesbian musings on HIS lesbian news site. According to the Washington Post, Graber was a 58-year-old retired US air force officer. Graber identified himself as such when called by the Associated Press.

"LezGetReal was not meant to be deceitful or con anyone," he is reported to have said. Apparently he didn't comment on the coincidence of two men secretly operating two separate lesbian blogs, making coincidental contact with each other via email and then, quite by chance, supporting each others' compositional efforts. Graber admittedly helped MacMasters develop his Internet presence.

Here is a possible truth: The Gay Girl in Damascus blog and LezGetReal are part of a sub dominant theme being purveyed by American intelligence agencies that are trying to undermine regimes in both Syria and Libya. The MO would also seem plausible as such Intel teams work in tandem (MacMasters and Graber), with one presenting the meme and the other one endorsing it. This can be seen on many libertarian (freedom-oriented) websites as well, where one will attack and the other endorse.

Already the usual suspects (Reuters, Washington Post and Slate) are producing articles comparing the MacMasters hoax with other hoaxers who "thought faking reports about a perceived truth was a valid form of advocacy." The Reuters article carefully points out that the fraud had gone on for five years though the blog site was only five months old.

How Reuters can establish the five-year mark is a mystery – and is more in line with corroborating MacMasters' potential cover story than debunking him. It is also surprising that such savvy news enterprises don't even mention the possibility that these two men had links to American Intel.

The five month timeline for MacMasters' blog is probably a good deal more accurate than five years and conforms to how intelligence promotions unfold, with a thin back-story measured in months not years. It also conforms almost exactly to the current agitation for regime change in Syria. Graber's website seems to be down now, but a look at the cached version reveals that it has been in existence for three years. He says he was motivated by anger at "don't ask, don't tell."

Of course, it is always possible that all of the above is entirely coincidental. Two straight, white men, one with links to the US military, decide separately to set up their own lesbian blogs. They then met each other via email, though neither knows the other is a man and one, Graber, decides to promote the blog-stories of the other (MacMasters). Stranger things have happened, yes? As Slate informs us. "Sexual disguise is as old as humanity, and posing as a lesbian is merely a natural variant on the practice. It energizes writers as often as it does readers."

The US mainstream press never found the above coincidences worth elaborating on. Thousands of articles were written about the dangers of "adopting another voice" – as if the issue were an artistic one rather than, most likely, an Intel operation gone bad. Strangely, the US lesbian community, so quick to jump on perceived slights, never has had much to say about a very strange set of coincidences ….

Oh, well …

It's getting harder and harder to pull off these kinds of manipulations, in our view. They'll either have to make them more sophisticated or shut down the Internet. The latter is unlikely and the former is probably unfeasible. So they are stuck.

After Thoughts

Ms. Clinton apparently got hurt before testifying. Based on yesterday's performance, we quite understand what was at stake and why bed-rest was a preferable option.

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