U.S. targets Russia with tech to evade censorship of Ukraine news

U.S. targets Russia with tech to evade censorship of Ukraine news


US funds software for Russians to slip past censors:

While some, like Ukraine’s leadership, have called for Russia to be cut off from the internet, others have noted access is key for opposition groups.

OTF was used during the Hong Kong riots/failed color revolution:

Hearing Reveals US Govt’s Invisible Hand in Protests Around the World

Washington finally admits it has been interfering in Hong Kong

Washington’s Anti-Chinese “Pan-Asian Alliance”

For US Corporate Media, Not Intervening in Chinese Politics Is Journalistically Suspect

Origins of OTF:

Internet Privacy, Funded By Spies (BBG is now USAGM)

7/1/22 Shireen Al-Adeimi: The Ceasefire in Yemen is Not Enough

7/1/22 Shireen Al-Adeimi: The Ceasefire in Yemen is Not Enough

Scott is joined by Shireen Al-Adeimi to discuss the war in Yemen. They talk about the War Powers Resolution in Congress and the Ramadan ceasefire, which is holding for now. Al-Adeimi points out that the Saudis dropping their support for former President Hadi was not actually a step towards peace. Instead, they turned to a “council” made up of rival warlords who appear destined to use violence in their disputes rather than diplomacy. But, she points out, the Saudis cannot exert any real control over Yemen without full military support from the United States. That defines a clear path for bringing this bloody period of foreign intervention in Yemen to an end.

Discussed on the show:

Truce or Not, Congress Must Urgently Bring About a Real End to the War on Yemen


Use this script if you are not sure what to say

Just For Laughs: “China may be spying on you through your coffee maker”

China may be spying on you through your coffee maker, “expert” says 🙄

H/T: Midwestern Marx


China is spying on you with your coffee maker as you read this on a phone that’s made in China by a person that typed this up on a computer that’s made in China. Warning people that China spies on you while continuing to give China more data. Don’t know whether to laugh or cry at how smart Americans are.


Christopher BaldingHenry Jackson SocietyGeorge Washington University

How The Pentagon Uses A Secretive Program To Wage Proxy Wars

Nick Turse, Alice Speri, The Intercept, Jul 1 2022

Small teams of US SOF are involved in a low-profile proxy war program on a far greater scale than previously known, according to exclusive documents and interviews with more than a dozen current and former government officials. While The Intercept and other outlets have previously reported on the Pentagon’s use of the secretive 127e authority in multiple African countries, a new document obtained through the FoIA offers the first official confirmation that at least 14 127e programs were also active in the greater Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region as recently as 2020. In total, between 2017 and 2020, US commandos conducted at least 23 separate 127e programs across the world. Separately, Joseph Votel, a retired four-star Army general who headed both SOCOM & CENTCOM, which oversees US military efforts in the Middle East, confirmed the existence of previously unrevealed 127e “counter-terrorism” efforts in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen.

How The Pentagon Uses A Secretive Program To Wage Proxy Wars


America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia

Who will pay for Biden’s new “forever war”?

This week, the United States and its NATO allies pledged to increase their troop presence in Europe seven-fold, in order to prepare for what they called “warfighting against nuclear-armed peer-competitors”–that is, war against Russia and China.

Who will pay for Biden’s new “forever war”?


Glenn Hubbard’s WSJ Op-Ed: NATO Needs More Guns and Less Butter

Hubbard is a nonresident senior fellow at the right-wing think tank, American Enterprise Institute!