Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/14-12/21

Compare the words and actions of Trump and the House and Senate
GOP to what NATO reports in its handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

It is chilling to see how it all fits together and more chilling to realize
Putin achieved a primary strategic goal:

Screenshot_2018-12-21 (PDF) Handbook of Russian Information Warfare-
incapacitate as much of the state as possible before it is aware of the conflict. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

Most Americans still don’t know we’re under attack.

December 13:

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Russia strategically uses powerful nonprofits like the NRA to discredit government agencies and erode the credibility of law enforcement. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

For Context, from July 2017:

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For Context:

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Russia pollutes the pool of information and thus creates a ‘permissive’ media environment that treats Russia’s lies as credible. (are there really two sides to the idea that it’s wrong for the Trump Administration to hold toddlers in detention centers?)

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People are unaware they are targets of a campaign to influence their decisions with a stream of lies.

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So, who is happy about Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria?

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Context, what can it mean when the U.S. President unilaterally makes decisions that everyone says will only benefit a foreign adversary?

Why would the U.S. President look for reasons to shut down our government and weaken our ability to defend ourselves?

Is the United States so destabilized under Trump we’ve temporarily lost our sovereignty?

 

Handbook of Russian Information Warfare - Loss of Sovereignty
The State is deprived of its Sovereignty without seizure of the state’s territory

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For context:

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Please read the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

Rob Goldstein 2018

 

 

 

 

 

A Christmas Homily: Why Did God do That?

According to the New Testament, the God of Israel becomes
mortal: Immanuel, God with us.

God can descend as an adult and live as a God.

God can choose birth to a royal house and live as a man of the educated
upper class.

Instead, God decides to break the Law of Moses by impregnating a young,
unmarried peasant girl who is already betrothed and likely to suffer
execution by stoning  for the crime of adultery.

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.” Matthew 1:18-19

Joseph later adopts Jesus as his own.

Everything about the birth of Jesus is unsavory in terms of Mosaic Law and the rigid class system of the ancient world.

“Unlawful intercourse with a woman betrothed to a man was adultery, because the betrothed woman was deemed as inviolable as the married woman. The punishment for this crime was stoning to death at the place of public execution (Deut. xxii. 24). The punishment for Adultery according to the Mishnah (Sanh. xi. 1) was strangulation; the rabbinical theory being that wherever the death penalty was mentioned in the Bible, without any specific statement of the manner of its infliction, strangulation was meant. The Jewish Encyclopedia


The child of an incestuous or adulterous relationship was branded a mamzer.

 

A mamzer was not permitted to become a member of the Jewish body politic (Deut. xxiii. 3 [A. V. 2]), and could not intermarry with a Jew or Jewess (Ḳid. iii. 12), although it did not lose its right to inherit from the husband of its mother, who, while not the legitimate father, was for this purpose the putative father.”’ The Jewish Encyclopedia

There is no room at the inn for Mary’s mamzer, so he is born in a cave where he sleeps in a device for feeding livestock.

(Away in a manger, no crib for his head)

So, why did God do that?

 

Animated GIF of Matt Damon doing math on a mirror
found on GIPHY

Why did God choose to live and die as an outcast?

 

 

Rob Goldstein 2018
Portrait of the Christ with Red Hair (c) Rob Goldstein 2018
Animated gif from GIPHY

Saturday News Wrap Up, 12/01 thru 12/07

These were some of the major news stories in the  United States for the week of 12/01-12/07.

This collection of videos is not comprehensive.

On a personal note, I’m sick with a nasty flu bug so I’m laying low.

Screenshot from the The SDNY Sentencing Memo on Michael Cohen
The SDNY Sentencing Memo on Michael Cohen

Here is the full text of the SDNY sentencing memo on Michael Cohen

George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94 – BBC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CIA’s Evidence Linking Saudi Crown Prince to Khashoggi Killing
The Wall Street Journal. December 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dow plummets on US-China trade worries December 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the chart that just created widespread panic on Wall Street
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 North Carolina election fraud investigation focuses on absentee ballots
CBS News 12/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PBS NewsHour, full episode Dec. 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Facebook Emails Released: What They Reveal
The Wall Street Journal. 12/05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparent NC Election Rigging Scheme Has Been Going On For Years | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 12/06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Brennan: President Donald Trump Showing Us He’s Incompetent | Morning Joe | MSNBC 12/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Experts: Mueller, Feds Just Upped Trump’s ‘Legal Exposure’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC  12/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mueller says Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration in 2018 CNN 12/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Cohen Told Robert Mueller About Contacts Between Trump Aides And Russia | Hardball | MSNBC 12/07

 

 

 

 

 

New clues in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe 12/07

 

 

 

James Comey speaks out after closed-door hearing with lawmakers 12/07

 

 

A Note Regarding Pro-Putin Comments on my Blog

Bloggers who blog about politics inevitability attract Russian trolls.

Now that Americans knows more about Trump’s involvement in the attack on the United States, it’s safe to say Pro-Trump propaganda is Pro-Putin propaganda.

I won’t allow Putin’s useful idiots to use the comments section of my blog as a platform.

That’s right, I censor bullshit.

I’m willing to have intelligent disagreements.

Cheap backwater racism and divisive pro-Russian bilge are not
intelligent or worthy of discussion.

A collage of Russian Facebook ads found online
A grouping of Russian Facebook ads

I know the history of the United States is littered with crimes, but I have
never seen an American President high-five a monarch who ordered the butchering  of a journalist.

 

Here’s my rule on readers who leave pro-Putin propaganda on my blog as a comments:  I will blacklist your comment and use is as an example of propaganda and ‘ambient gas-lighting’ so other bloggers will know to
remove them too.

Example 1, was left in response to my post, Are you Obsessed
with the News:

Russina propaganda as comments
Because you get your information from credible news sources you are complicit in advancing a globalist agenda.

The comment above does not address the news items in my post.  It deflects and uses ambient gas lighting to suggest that merely watching legitimate news outlets makes me complicit in an evil globalist agenda.

Example 2 was left in response to the same post:

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Everyone is pedophile except the man accused of raping a 13 year old girl.

Why would Putin’s trolls return to pushing a conspiracy theory in which Trump is a noble warrior against pedophilia?

With Trump’s pedophile friend, Jeffery Epstein back in the news, we may start to hear more about Trump’s alleged rape of a 13 year-old.

Screenshot of a July 7, 2016 UK Guardian story about the legal issues around rape allegations against Donald Trump
Article in the July 7, 2016 UK Guardian about rape allegations against Trump
screenshot of the court date set for a woman who claims she was 13 when trump raped her
On October 12 we learned that a court date was set for a woman who claims Trump raped her when she was 13.

I urge all of my readers who also blog politics to check their comments
and feel comfortable removing those that look suspicious.

I also urge you to study the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

Click the link below to download the PDF file.

Handbook of Russian Information Warfare – NATO Defense College

Don’t let the Russian GRU use OUR blogs to subvert American Democracy.

Rob Goldstein 2018

Header Image, Pro fact (c) Rob Goldstein 2018

I do not own the other images in this post, they
are screenshots and presented here for educational
purposes.