NOT SHOCK & AWE, US WAR AGAINST RUSSIA IS WOOZLE & BAMBOOZLE
by John Helmer - Dances with Bears
In wars of words, truth isn’t the first casualty. It’s the first weapon – that’s to say, our side’s truth is our weapon; the other side’s truth is a pack of lies (aka deception, disinformation, active measures, trolling). By the way, the US Constitution’s free speech amendment is a two-edged sword in this war-making.
Our side’s freedom to speak the truth or to tell lies is lawful; the other side’s freedom to speak their truth on our side of the front is an indictable crime, according to the Department of Justice. It’s foreign agent influence peddling, election interference, sedition, or (if Julian Assange did it) espionage.
In propaganda warfare, one of the rules of combat as the Germans, British and Americans have all practiced it, is that repeating a lie often enough will conceal the truth. In British and American libel courts, truth isn’t a defence for publishing lies about public figures. It’s enough for the liar to demonstrate that the fabrications were already in circulation to legalise repeating them in media. Repeat our side’s lie often enough and this will erase the truth of the other side’s as if it had never existed.
Novichok, for example, is a war-fighting word — NATO side claims it was a poison to kill Sergei Skripal three years ago; that was a lie. NATO side has repeated that it was a poison to kill Alexei Navalny eight months ago. It’s still a lie, but as a war-fighting word, it has managed to kill the truth on our side of the front. Almost.
In war-fighting with words like this, the big gun of the US and NATO alliance is the woozle. Novichok is a woozle.
From Riga, on the Latvian front, a new shot was fired recently against Germany and Russia by NATO’s word warfighter, STRATCOM; that’s the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s Strategic Communications Center of Excellence. The word weapon this time is called Informationswäsche in German; information laundering in English; IW or IL for short.
Carrosco Rodriguez and STRATCOM say the credit for inventing the IL weapon belongs to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency in 2018. It is a weapon
The Navalny Novichok case starts, not with the biomedical evidence published by the German doctors who treated Navalny in Berlin; nor with the forensic evidence of Navalny’s water bottle, his underpants, and or his telephone tape-recording. The STRATCOM report starts with the Russian lie that Navalny wasn’t poisoned by Novichok.
This is assumed to be the truth and accepted by Carrosco Rodriguez because the German, NATO side said it. What happened next, she reports, was that every attempt by anyone to test and verify the evidence was a shot from the IL weapon fired by the other side, the enemy, the Russians. Russian-source publications have been “laundered” into German-source media reports, and back again, in a circle.
The woozle effect, more recent than Milne’s Pooh and Piglet, is the term for multiplication of research references cited to substantiate something which may have been unproved or untruthful at the start, but which appears to gain in credibility by repetition.
In the Navalny Novichok operation, for STRATCOM and Carrosco Rodriquez the German government spokesman Seifert wasn’t the Pooh; Navalny’s blood and urine weren’t traces (spuren) of the woozle. The woozle was Russian, NATO insists; and because it was Russian, it cannot have been an imaginary Pooh-type woozle. It was the Russian-type woozle. That’s the real thing.
If you are reading this and you can’t tell the difference between the two woozles, you have been struck by an IL weapon. The clinical symptoms of a woozle strike are called a bamboozle. This is a much older war wound; in the original 17th century French it meant being turned into a baboon.
In NATO warmaking, making monkeys of targets is known by the acronym
BABO. When lawyers take Carrosco Rodriquez and STRATCOM into a German
court shortly to prove the truth of their allegations, and compel them
to pay damages, it will be up to the judge to decide who’s the BABO in
the Navalny Novichok story – and who retains human brains.