Anya Parampil: US State Dept Deletes Sadistic Hit List Boasting of Venezuela’s Ruin; consortium news, 14.05.2019

Von: Martin Zeis <martin.zeis@gmxpro.net>

Gesendet: Mittwoch, Mai 15, 2019 1:10 PM
An: gc-special-engl%martin.zeis@gmxpro.net
Betreff: Anya Parampil: US State Dept Deletes Sadistic Hit List Boasting of Venezuela’s Ruin; consortium news, 14.05.2019

Dear Readers,

Anya Parampil hat auf consortiumnews ein Dokument des US-State-Department vom 24.04.2019 veröffentlicht + kommentiert, in dem die „Erfolge“ des US-Empire bei der Strangulierung/Chaotisierung Venezuelas von 2017 bis April 2019 aufgelistet und in ihrer Wirkung aufgeführt werden … ein absolutes Muss für die diversen Blogs und den zeitgeschichtlichen Unterricht …

Grüße,
Martin Zeis

14.05.2019 — https://consortiumnews.com/2019/05/14/us-state-dept-deletes-sadistic-hit-list-boasting-of-venezuelas-ruin/

US State Dept Deletes Sadistic Hit List Boasting of Venezuela’s Ruin

Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” that include wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military and puppeteering its political opposition, reports Anya Parampil.

By Anya Parampil
Grayzone

On April 24, six days before self-proclaimed Venezuelan “interim president” Juan Guaidó‘s attempt to violently overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected government alongside a handful of military defectors, the U.S. State Department published a fact sheet that boasted of Washington’s central role in the ongoing coup attempt. After realizing the incriminating nature of its error, the State Department quickly acted to remove the page.

The Grayzone has obtained a full copy of the expunged report. (…)

URL: https://thegrayzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/US-Department-of-State-Venezuela-actions.pdf

Spionage bei 5G, I u. II – German Foreign Policy

(Eigener Bericht) – In den Streit um einen möglichen Boykott des chinesischen Konzerns Huawei in Deutschland und der EU kommt Bewegung. Laut Berichten der Londoner Wirtschaftspresse sind die für Internetsicherheit zuständigen britischen Behörden zu dem Schluss gekommen, die Nutzung von Huawei-Technologie stelle kein „inakzeptables Risiko“ beim Aufbau der europäischen 5G-Netze dar. Dieser Vorwurf wird von US-Geheimdiensten erhoben. Die britische Stellungnahme liefere auch Berlin neue Spielräume, sich für Huawei zu entscheiden, heißt es in London; Ursache sei, dass die britische Spionage wegen ihrer exklusiven Kooperation mit US-Diensten verlässlich einschätzen könne, dass an den US-Vorwürfen nichts dran sei. Berliner Regierungsberater weisen umgekehrt darauf hin, dass im Falle eines Huawei-Boykotts punktuell wohl US-Konzerne wie Cisco beim Aufbau des deutschen 5G-Netzes zum Zuge kämen; über Cisco erhielten US-Dienste regelmäßig Daten. Der aktuelle Huawei-Vorsitzende urteilt, dort, wo sein Konzern Netze aufbaue, sei es „schwieriger für US-Behörden, Daten zu erhalten“. (…)

Quelle: Detail  https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/news/detail/7864/ 19.02.2019

Teil II  5G :https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/news/detail/7864/ 01.03.2019

John Whitehead + Johan Galtung about Trump’s presidency and his first week at work, 31.01.2017

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 01.02.2017

Dear all,

11 days after Trump at work mainly implementing key issues of the first 100-day-plans for energy, foreign policy, jobs, military and law enforcement, and trade deals per Executive Order there are numerous – partly contradictory – comments about that by critics of the US-Empire.

A few days ago we’ve posted a geopolitical analysis, written by Pepe Escobar: Here’s How the Trump Presidency Will Play Out – see: www.informationclearinghouse.info/46278.htm

Recently human rights activist John Whitehead (https://www.rutherford.org/about ) and Johan Galtung, (1) Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University ( https://www.galtung-institut.de/de/home/johan-galtung ) interferred.

(1) about Galtung see: Nafeez Ahmed: US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse, http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/us-power-will-decline-under-trump-says-futurist-who-predicted-soviet-collapse

Below some extracts – both articles are attached (pdf-file).
WHITEHEAD-Nature-of-government170131.pdf

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zeohedge.com/news/2017-01-31/rule-brute-force-true-nature-government

Rule By Brute Force: The True Nature Of Government

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” -Ayn Rand

The torch has been passed to a new president.

All of the imperial powers amassed by Barack Obama and George W. Bush – to kill American citizens without due process, to detain suspects indefinitely, to strip Americans of their citizenship rights, to carry out mass surveillance on Americans without probable cause, to suspend laws during wartime, to disregard laws with which he might disagree, to conduct secret wars and convene secret courts, to sanction torture, to sidestep the legislatures and courts with executive orders and signing statements, to direct the military to operate beyond the reach of the law, to act as a dictator and a tyrant, above the law and beyond any real accountability – have been inherited by Donald Trump.

Whatever kind of president Trump chooses to be, he now has the power to completely alter the landscape of this country for good or for ill.

He has this power because every successive occupant of the Oval Office has been allowed to expand the reach and power of the presidency through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements that can be activated by any sitting president.

Those of us who saw this eventuality coming have been warning for years about the growing danger of the Executive Branch with its presidential toolbox of terror that could be used — and abused — by future presidents.

The groundwork, we warned, was being laid for a new kind of government where it won’t matter if you’re innocent or guilty, whether you’re a threat to the nation or even if you’re a citizen. What will matter is what the president—or whoever happens to be occupying the Oval Office at the time—thinks. And if he or she thinks you’re a threat to the nation and should be locked up, then you’ll be locked up with no access to the protections our Constitution provides. In effect, you will disappear.

Our warnings went largely unheeded.

First, we sounded the alarm over George W. Bush’s attempts to gut the Constitution, suspend habeas corpus, carry out warrantless surveillance on Americans, and generally undermine the Fourth Amendment, but the Republicans didn’t want to listen because Bush was a Republican.

Then we sounded the alarm over Barack Obama’s prosecution of whistleblowers, targeted drone killings, assassinations of American citizens, mass surveillance, and militarization of the police, but the Democrats didn’t want to listen because Obama was a Democrat and he talked a really good game.

It well may be that by the time Americans ­— Republicans and Democrats alike — stop playing partisan games and start putting some safeguards in place, it will be too late.

Already, Donald Trump has indicated that he will pick up where his predecessors left off: he will continue to wage war, he will continue to federalize the police, and he will operate as if the Constitution does not apply to him.

Still, as tempting as it may be, don’t blame Donald Trump for what is to come.

If this nation eventually locks down… If Americans are rounded up and detained based on the color of their skin, their religious beliefs, or their political views… If law-and-order takes precedence over constitutional principles…

If martial law is eventually declared… If we find that there really is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from the surveillance state’s prying eyes and ears… And if our constitutional republic finally plunges headlong over the cliff and leaves us in the iron grip of totalitarianism…

Please, resist the urge to lay all the blame at Trump’s feet.

After all, President Trump didn’t create the police state.

He merely inherited it. (…)

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https://www.galtung-institut.de/de/home/johan-galtung

The Trump Presidency: The First Week

EDITORIAL, 31 January 2017

By Johan Galtung

Attacking the Affordable Care Act; the “global gag rule” against abortion; the federal regulation and hiring freeze; canceling the TPP; restarting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline; limiting entry with the Mexican Wall; the 90-day travel ban on seven countries; more undocumented people prioritized for deportation; no federal funding for cities refusing to cooperate; communications blackout from federal agencies; Guantánamo torture continued – What does it add up to?

A very strong white state centered on a president with absolute power and control over life (birth) and death (care) of the citizens. Not regulating police racism. So far, no order on the military.

Fascism? Too early to say; but in that direction. It opens for questions about the inner workings of Donald J. Trump. Who is he?

A Johns Hopkins psychologist sees Trump suffering from “malignant narcissism“. A Norwegian historian, Öystein Morten, in a detailed analysis of Norwegian king crusader Sigurd Jorsalafare (1103-1130) – clearly crazy – has a Norwegian psychiatrist diagnose him as suffering from “bipolar depression”, manic-depressive. Is Trump only manic? This column early on saw Trump as suffering from “autism”, living in his own bubble, speaking his babble with no sense of reciprocity, the reaction of the other side. The column stands by that.

However, this column drew a line between his words and deeds; denouncing his rhetoric as grossly insulting and prejudicial, but pinning some hope on his deeds. Wrong, and sorry about that. After one week, Trump clearly means every word he says, and enacts them from Day 1; even what he once retracted in a New York Times interview. (…)

And yet what he has done so far, firing and backfiring, is little relative to what other US presidents have done of harm.

Take FDR spending much of his presidencies on beating Japan, scheming to provoke Japan into war, defeat and permanent occupation to eliminate Japan as a threat to US economy and polity. That policy is still being enacted, now as “collective self-defense.” Take JFK getting USA into the Vietnam War in 1961. Take Eisenhower eliminating Lumumba, maybe Hammarskjöld.

They caused devastation of Japan, of Vietnam and set back Africa on its way to freedom, autonomy, independence. Trump is retracting, contracting, away from others, but not expanding into them. So far.

The reaction inside the USA has been from judges challenging the legality of the orders and launching court suits. The market has been ambiguous but generally down with heavy protests from Silicon Valley. Trump claims the orders are working. What else will happen?

It is difficult to imagine that there will not be a CIA response, being challenged and provoked by Trump, not only for accusing Russia of intervening to his advantage. There are probably at this moment countless meetings in Washington on how to get rid of Trump. Yet, he has command over not only his Executive, Congress and the Supreme Court, but also over the overwhelming number of states in the union. US presidents have been assassinated before Trump when the forces against are sufficiently strong. Could somebody from the Travel ban 7 be hired to do the job, making it look as a foreign conspiracy?

Another and more hopeful scenario would be nonviolent resistance. Difficult for border officials. But inside the USA people to be deported may be hidden, protected by their own kind and by others – with care though, Trump also has some good points.

More constructive would be alternative foreign policies by cities, at present not by the federation, nor by most of the states. Reaching out to the seven and above all to Mexico for dialogue; searching for better relations than at present and under Trump. Preparing the ground for something new, under the Democratic Party or not. Not a third party, impossible in the USA it seems, but as general approach. The relation between New York and Baghdad, Tehran, Damascus, Tripoli, Khartoum, Mogadisciu and Sana’a as an example. Still some space!

There is no greatness in what Trump does, he makes USA smaller. Trying rebirth instead of rust, canceling stupid deals like TPP: OK. But retracting into a self-glorifying strong state is not greatness, it is isolation. Greatness is not in what you are but in how you relate.

And Trump relates very badly.

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Pepe ESCOBAR: Here’s How the Trump Presidency Will Play Out |Engdahl analysis on „Trump Deception“

Gesendet: Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2017 um 09:59 Uhr
Von: micham <micham@stud.hs-heilbronn.de>
Betreff: Re: ESCOBAR: Here’s How the Trump Presidency Will Play Out | Engdahl analysis on „Trump Deception“

Hi folks in the GC-Tower!

Brilliant analysis of Pepe! Thank you!

Trump mobilisiert und reanimiert ja nicht nur bei den Frauen ungeahnte
Potentiale!

Was mich wachgerüttelt hat war der Auftritt von Rabbi Marvin, der
als Erster nach Trumps Vereidigung auf die Bühne durfte, um seinen
„Segen“ zu geben und es schaffte, da die Geschichte von Zion und
Jerusalem reinzupacken. Einen Tag später die Medienmeldung zu den Plänen
der Verlegung der US-Botschaft von Tel Aviv nach Jerusalem.
Nightingale…

Erhellendes dazu fand ich im Interview „The incredible Trump deception“
von William Engdahl
in der Sendung Guns and Butter von KPFA Berkely vom
21DEC16:
https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20161221-Wed1300.mp3

Ankündigungstext:

The Incredible Trump Deception with F. William Engdahl

We examine some of the early political appointments of the new Trump
administration and the geopolitical shift in American foreign policy
that it represents. The powers behind the Trump presidency – the
Netanyahu Likud connected think-tank, The Foundation for the Defense of
Democracies, including General Mike Flynn, Walid Phares; James Woolsey,
and Michael Ledeen, among others; an attack on the nuclear deal with
Iran; the failed strategy of using radical political Islam to
destabilize and destroy countries; a strengthened alliance between
Russia, China and Iran; the failed CIA coup in Turkey of July 2016; a
strong dollar policy and a weakened European Union; rising interest
rates and concomitant flight capital to a Wall Street safe-haven; making
America great again by re-building Americas defense industry
infrastructure.

Worth listening!

Yours
Michael

Trump administration’s plans for energy, foreign policy, jobs,military and law enforcement, and trade deals for the first 100 days

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS

Martin Zeis, 20.11.2017 20:45

The White House administration published immediately after Donald Trump was sworn in the policy priorities for the first 100 days.

The web page maps out the Trump administration’s plans for energy, foreign policy, jobs, military and law enforcement, and trade deals, which will likely shape the direction of his first 100 days in office.

Below the referring links.

Greets,

Martin Zeis

the WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMPISSUES

https://www.whitehouse.gov

America First Energy Plan

https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

America First Foreign Policy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-foreign-policy

Bringing Back Jobs And Growth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/bringing-back-jobs-and-growth

Making Our Military Strong Again

https://www.whitehouse.gov/making-our-military-strong-again

Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community

https://www.whitehouse.gov/law-enforcement-community

Trade Deals Working For All Americans

https://www.whitehouse.gov/trade-deals-working-all-americans

D o c u m e n t – President Donald Trump Inauguration Address Speech; Washington DC, 20.11.201;

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Martin Zeis, 20.01.2017

Dear all,

below Donald Trump’s „Inaugural Speech“, Washington DC, 20.11.2017.

President Donald Trump Inauguration Address Speech

Washington DC, 20.11.2017

Youtube-Video, 19:56 min, URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRRd10JjkBA

T r a n s c r i p t

„Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world, thank you. We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America, and the world, for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people. For too long, a small group in our nation’s capitol has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capitol, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changed starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today, and everyone watching, all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public, but for too many of our citizens a different reality exists. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation, an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge, and the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries, while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We’ve defended other nations‘ borders while refusing to defend our own. And spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay. We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. One by one, the factories shuddered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world, but that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We are assembled here today issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power, from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land, from this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again, winning like never before.We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams. We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels, and railways, all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. We will follow two simple rules — buy American, and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put

their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example, we will shine for everyone to follow. We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and you night the civilized world against radical islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth. At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The bible tells us, how good and pleasant it is when god’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by god.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the ies industries and technologies of tomorrow. New national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black, or brown, or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny, and your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud when it. We will make America safe again, and yes, together we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you. And god bless America. Thank you.“

Source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-20/trumps-inugural-address-full-transcript

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Vollständiges Transskript auf Deutsch besorgt von N8Waechter.info : http://n8waechter.info/2017/01/vollstaendige-transkription-der-trump-antrittsrede/

Robert PARRY: MH-17: The Dog Still Not Barking; Oct 13, 2015

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/10/13/mh-17-the-dog-still-not-barking/

MH-17: The Dog Still Not Barking
Robert PARRY
October 13, 2015

Exclusive: The dog not barking in the Dutch report on the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is the silence regarding U.S. intelligence information that supposedly had pinned down key details just days after the crash but has been kept secret, writes Robert Parry.

E x c e r p t

… I was told by a U.S. intelligence source earlier this year that CIA analysts had met with Dutch investigators to describe what the classified U.S. evidence showed but apparently with the caveat that it must remain secret.

Last year, another source briefed by U.S. intelligence analysts told me they had concluded that a rogue element of the Ukrainian government – tied to one of the oligarchs – was responsible for the shoot-down, while absolving senior Ukrainian leaders including President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. But I wasn’t able to determine if this U.S. analysis was a consensus or a dissident opinion. (…)

The Dutch report did seek to discredit one alternative theory raised by Russian officials in the days after the shoot-down – that MH-17 could have been the victim of an air-to-air attack. The Dutch dismissed Russian radar data that suggested a possible Ukrainian fighter plane in the area, relying instead of Ukrainian data which the Dutch found more complete.

But the report ignored other evidence cited by the Russians, including electronic data of the Ukrainian government allegedly turning on the radar that is used by Buk systems for targeting aircraft. Russian Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov called on the Ukrainian government to explain the movements of its Buk systems to sites in eastern Ukraine in mid-July 2014 and why Kiev’s Kupol-M19S18 radars, which coordinate the flight of Buk missiles, showed increased activity leading up to the July 17 shoot-down.

The Dutch-led investigation was perhaps compromised by a central role given to the Ukrainian government which apparently had the power to veto what was included in the report. Yet, what may have spoken most loudly in the Dutch report was the silence about U.S. intelligence information. If – as Kerry claimed – the U.S. government knew almost immediately the site where the fateful missile was launched, why has that evidence been kept secret?

Given the importance of the conflict in eastern Ukraine to U.S. intelligence, it was a high-priority target in July 2014 with significant resources devoted to the area, including satellite surveillance, electronic eavesdropping and human assets. In his rush-to-judgment comments the weekend after the crash, Kerry admitted as much.

But the Obama administration has refused to make any of its intelligence information public. Only belatedly did CIA analysts brief the Dutch investigators, according to a U.S. government source, but that evidence apparently remained classified.

The second source told me that the reason for withholding the U.S. intelligence information was that it contradicted the initial declarations by Kerry and other U.S. officials pointing the finger of blame at the ethnic Russian rebels and indirectly at Russian President Vladimir Putin, who stood accused of giving a ragtag bunch of rebels a powerful weapon capable of shooting down commercial airliners. (…)

As early as July 29, 2014, just 12 days after the shoot-down amid escalating Cold War-style rhetoric, VIPS wrote, “As intelligence professionals we are embarrassed by the unprofessional use of partial intelligence information. …As Americans, we find ourselves hoping that, if you indeed have more conclusive evidence, you will find a way to make it public without further delay. In charging Russia with being directly or indirectly responsible, Secretary of State John Kerry has been particularly definitive. Not so the evidence.”

But the release of the Dutch report – without any of that data – indicates that the U.S. government continues to hide what evidence it has. That missing evidence remains the dog not barking, like the key fact that Sherlock Holmes used to unlock the mystery of the “Silver Blaze” when the sleuth noted that the failure of the dog to bark suggested who the guilty party really was. (…)