Hmmm yes, not shaping Western narratives at all.
Seymour Hersh back in 2014 came out with a piece claiming the sarin gas attacks in Damascus back in 2013 was actually a false flag operation. Eliot Piggins comes to the rescue and "refutes" this claim with a piece in the Guardian, saying, "no, no... really guys... Assad gassed his own people!!!" (where have we heard this before?)http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/22/allegation-false-turkey-chemical-attack-syria
It's clear that Turkey was not involved in the chemical attack on Syria
Just read the comments to see if he has an effect or not.
Here is a good break down of the two articles:http://journal-neo.org/2014/04/19/how-the-west-gassed-thousands-to-death-in-damascus/
Just this week, though, what do we find...http://www.todayszaman.com/national_chp-deputies-govt-rejects-probe-into-turkeys-role-in-syrian-chemical-attack_402180.html
CHP deputies: Gov’t rejects probe into Turkey’s role in Syrian chemical attack
Two deputies from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have claimed that the government is against investigating Turkey's role in sending toxic sarin gas which was used in an attack on civilians in Syria in 2013 and in which over 1,300 Syrians were killed.
CHP deputies Eren Erdem and Ali Şeker held a press conference in İstanbul on Wednesday in which they claimed the investigation into allegations regarding Turkey's involvement in the procurement of sarin gas which was used in the chemical attack on a civil population and delivered to the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to enable the attack was derailed.
Taking the floor first, Erdem stated that the Adana Chief Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into allegations that sarin was sent to Syria from Turkey via several businessmen. An indictment followed regarding the accusations targeting the government.
"The MKE [Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation] is also an actor that is mentioned in the investigation file. Here is the indictment. All the details about how sarin was procured in Turkey and delivered to the terrorists, along with audio recordings, are inside the file," Erdem said while waving the file.
Erdem also noted that the prosecutor's office conducted detailed technical surveillance and found that an al-Qaeda militant, Hayyam Kasap, acquired sarin, adding: "Wiretapped phone conversations reveal the process of procuring the gas at specific addresses as well as the process of procuring the rockets that would fire the capsules containing the toxic gas. However, despite such solid evidence there has been no arrest in the case. Thirteen individuals were arrested during the first stage of the investigation but were later released, refuting government claims that it is fighting terrorism," Erdem noted.
Over 1,300 people were killed in the sarin gas attack in Ghouta and several other neighborhoods near the Syrian capital of Damascus, with the West quickly blaming the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Russia claiming it was a "false flag" operation aimed at making US military intervention in Syria possible.
Suburbs near Damascus were struck by rockets containing the toxic sarin gas in August 2013.
The purpose of the attack was allegedly to provoke a US military operation in Syria which would topple the Assad regime in line with the political agenda of then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government.
CHP deputy Şeker spoke after Erdem, pointing out that the government misled the public on the issue by asserting that sarin was provided by Russia. The purpose was to create the perception that, according to Şeker, “Assad killed his people with sarin and that requires a US military intervention in Syria.”
He also underlined that all of the files and evidence from the investigation show a war crime was committed within the borders of the Turkish Republic.
"The investigation clearly indicates that those people who smuggled the chemicals required to procure sarin faced no difficulties, proving that Turkish intelligence was aware of their activities. While these people had to be in prison for their illegal acts, not a single person is in jail. Former prime ministers and the interior minister should be held accountable for their negligence in the incident," Şeker further commented.
Erdem also added that he will launch a criminal complaint against those responsible, including those who issued a verdict of non-prosecution in the case, those who did not prevent the transfer of chemicals and those who first ordered the arrest of the suspects who were later released.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in late August that an inquiry had been launched into the gas attacks allegedly perpetuated by both Assad's Syrian regime and rebel groups fighting in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011.
However, Erdem is not the only figure who has accused Turkey of possible involvement in the gas attack. Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist, Seymour M. Hersh, argued in an article published in 2014 that MİT was involved with extremist Syrian groups fighting against the Assad regime.
In his article, Hersh said Assad was not behind the attack, as claimed by the US and Europe, but that Turkish-Syrian opposition collaboration was trying to provoke a US intervention in Syria in order to bring down the Assad regime.
I typed this chat, so it's sloppy:
Brown Moses is a CIA spook. I don't mean that he's actually a CIA officer or anything, or works officially for them. He just provides a convenient role in their psyops operations. His use is to appear as an authority on matters of the Syrian conflict. Then propaganda media (NY Times, CNN, etc.) can all cite his "analyses" to justify bullshit claims.
"Syrian military expert Elliot Piggins at analytical journalist website Bellingfaggot confirms that Assad gassed his own people."
And 99% of the readers will not check into the source whatsoever. So then when they go out for a beer with their coworkers or buddies,
"I read in the New York times that Assad gassed his own people."
"Wow really? That's fucked up!"
"Yeah I know, some military analysts have confirmed it."
Also note, when his "work" started getting cited in a newspaper here or there, he magically started receiving enough money through PayPal donations that he could literally live off of it without having to get an actual job.
Who the fuck is donating money to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars to a fat, ugly mod from D&D?
CIA and other intelligence agencies around the world, of course.
They need him to be the "expert" in these anti-Assad articles from CNN, BBC, etc. to justify their bullshit claims. And Brown Moses can't continue churning out these false analysis pieces if he actually has to get off his fat ass and work 40 hours a week at a call center, or wherever.
CIA has a history of funding anti-communist publications and even leftist ones that inadvertantly subvert leftist efforts. This is well documented.
CIA didn't just donated $50,000 in one giant go to him. They have millions of these sorts of accounts that conveniently make donations ranging from $1 to $500 to, as Bitter Wierdo said, to provide layers of plausible deniability.
But Brown Moses' usefulness is also in that he is, in fact, an unemployed loser and, therefore, can easily be dismissed when things go bad. They can cite his "work" all they want, and when it finally comes out that it's bullshit and he's just putting out propaganda lies, etc., he can be easily dismissed as some unemployed fat english wanker because he's not an expert on anything other than being a shitty mod of D&D.
If the CIA, or any other government institution/agency, was directly giving the media false info to be used to justify direct intervention and a slough of other fucked up shit, it would be a huge scandal.
But when some fat goon does it and gets caught, the media can just be like "well he's just some dumb idiot who doesn't have a job and we shouldn't have believed him. Whoops, sorry!" and no one cares at that point, but his job is already done. CIA can then just dump him and get some other unemployed loser to do the job he was doing and cycle is repeated. In this regard, his usefulness comes from the fact that he's easily dispensable.