ROBERT STEELE: I have never trusted Bellingcat and in the specific case of the GRU officers allegedly discovered, consider this a fabrication fed by MI-6 which I regard as the most likely perpetrator of both false flag poisonings — his role as a paid source for NATO (and Atlantic Council) propaganda has also been alleged. While I have no direct knowledge, everything about Bellingcat reeks of contrived propaganda buried in trivia. The secret intelligence services are out of control — there is nothing “principled” about them — they are a failure at discovering secrets, so now they are corrupting “open sources” — the discipline I pioneered since 1988 — and are a discredit to all genuine HUMAN overt sources. Online bullshit (lies and fake news) are not “open source,” they are just noise. Bellingcat is surfing an artificial wave. This is a light-weight variation on the lies John Brennan and James Clapper and Mike Hayden spread about the Russians hacking the election — beneath contempt. Both the Guardian and NPR are spreading misinformation.
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