On March 3rd, 2014 Abby Martin decided to speak her mind and express her disappointment regarding the Crimea media coverage from all sides of the spectrum live on her television show, Breaking The Set. The story went viral on the mainstream media, only because her show airs on Russian backed RT, and Russia had just stepped into the conflict following the coup in Ukraine. Immediately following this action, a cadre of younger thirty-something neoconservatives in the heart of Washington DC tried to smear Abby after discovering her political views. In addition to the distorted take-down attempts against her, they tried to hijack her stand and manipulate it into anti-Russian / pro-US propaganda.

No, this isn’t the Onion. Patrick Clawson, formerly of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a director at the Washington Institute, an influential neoconservative think tank. He recently voiced his movement’s frustration with the lack of U.S. military action against Iran and explains that a false flag incident, or what he terms “crisis initiation”, may be needed to instigate the desired new war in the Middle East:

Perturbed by the GOP’s current push for new laws making it more difficult for the young, elderly, poor, and minorities to reach the ballot box? This classic, extremely blunt speech by über-influential conservative Paul Weyrich (founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority, and American Legislative Exchange Council) goes a long way in explaining:

Daniel PipesBefore you hit the “comment” button to complain that I posted this story, the founding team at disinformation® always planned to expose multiple points of view on the site and let the reader decide for himself or herself which approach to an issue was correct, or at least most appealing. In this commentary by neocon Daniel Pipes (he is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University), I don’t agree at all with his ideology, but I think it is very important to understand that many Americans do subscribe to this type of idea.

I do not customarily offer advice to a president whose election I opposed, whose goals I fear, and whose policies I work against. But here is an idea for Barack Obama to salvage his tottering administration by taking a step that protects the United States and its allies.

If Obama’s personality, identity, and celebrity captivated a majority of the American electorate in 2008, those qualities proved ruefully deficient for governing in 2009. He failed to deliver on employment and health care, he failed in foreign-policy forays small (e.g., landing the 2016 Olympics) and large (relations with China and Japan). His counterterrorism record barely passes the laugh test.