It seems that President Donald J Trump’s, there is a nice ring to that name and title, personal attorney, Michael D Cohen, is instructing his own attorney to see if legal action can be taken against BuzzFeed and former British spy, Christopher Steele for a 35-page “dossier” that the liberal news website posted on 10 January 2017. To say that the contents of this “dossier” were of a defamatory nature is putting it lightly and now the price for the fun will be demanded in full. As background, what happened was that Mr Steele was paid a lot of money by a Hillary Clinton supporter to gather dirt on candidate Trump. The subsequent report, and I stress this point, nothing inside it is proven fact but innuendos of a dirty sexual nature and worse, then got published after being shown around in Washington, even to senior Republicans. In law, this is as clear cut a case of defamation as exists and that is where the court cases are coming from. There will be hell to pay, chances are excellent of both BuzzFeed and Mr Steele being broken financially because of that report and good riddance to them if so. However, the mainstream media made much of the report and the fact that Mr Steele once worked for MI6, God knows why. I wrote about the so-called Steel Report in Code Name Oath 19, not a free book, but one that should be read if interested in diving, working 300 feet under the water to recover secrets. If you cannot afford the book, ask me, I will give you a free copy, it is a great read. But let me quote and explain a few things you may not know: -
… “Spymasters are often asked about propaganda, did you know?” She asked after a while, changing course slightly. “The effects and the counter effects of propaganda, it works both ways, offensive and defensive.”
“Yes, take my word, there is nothing as pleasing as a grovelling turd knowing that you have all the evidence you need to abuse him in the media if you so wished. That is how J Edgar Hoover survived, he had files on everyone. Of course, he was a glorified policeman and not a spymaster. Still, a less than amused President Harry S Truman stated: ‘We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.’ Yes, many other presidents tried to get rid of him without success. Mr Nixon admitted that privately.”
“And you have the same files?” I asked.
“I do, but I am nice to those that are nice to me. I ask for a free hand and some support, not much more.”
I was not in the least surprised that Angelique had files on most and certainly of the party politicians. I would have been surprised though if she abused her knowledge without reason though (thank you, Angelique). It is established fact that spies do the blackmail thing very well and that part will never end. It is also so that the counter espionage people always are on the lookout to see if important people are blackmailed or susceptible to blackmail, i.e. being gay (in the old days) or having financial or wife troubles. Nor should the role of the mainstream liars be underestimated, they will publish anything they can get away with or not, to hurt an opponent. They know that most people will not sue, it is simply too expensive so their bully tactics continue unabated, the retraction is never prominently displayed and once a man’s name is blackened, it stays that way. It used to be almost impossible to clear it again. The 2017 so-called Steele-Report on Mr Trump, by most accounts incorrect, nonsense and plain old lies flatly denied by all role-players, is a perfect example of the above. Do not deceive yourself, nothing you read in the mainstream media is not published to bring you around to their way of thinking. Mr Trump was correct to say it is disgraceful and calling it fake news designed to hurt him. (The Steele-Report, also known as the “Golden Shower Report” – a sexual term – was first published by left-wing internet website and then CNN, also known as the Clinton News Network, or Cry-baby News Network, took it mainstream. Anyone taking what a former MI6 operative has to say seriously, specifically when employed by the opposition to find dirt on an enemy, must be insane. In our world, MI6 is not nearly as good as they think they are or as the many self-serving books made them to the British public and no one else. In World War Two, it is discussed by Foxtrot in many GMJ Books, MI6 was a complete failure as spies, only surviving because of Bletchley Park code breaking efforts and even that is extremely suspect – see Code Name Odette as an example. During the Cold War, the CIA had grave doubts on them, being just about completely penetrated by the Soviet Union, and wanted to walk away. We don’t rate MI6 any higher than anyone else and lower than most. They have no money in relation to their rich cousins, the Virginians (CIA) and always beg for funding from them, conducting operations that hardly ever succeed – also discussed in GMJ Books, we think of Albania for starters – Code Name Odette. They have no special activity wing and are seen as a joke in this sphere where they have no networks and are fed mushrooms by the locals. Christopher Steele, the author of the fake news report, never worked against the Soviet Union as such. When he arrived in Moscow with full diplomatic cover, shame, it was 1990 and the USSR falling apart with everyone looking out for a pension, the easiest of times to “spy” in Moscow with walk-ins happening daily. There is nothing special about Christopher Steele either, nothing. The fact that he went into hiding when fingered instead of manning up and backing his report, tells us everything we need to know about his character, Angelique).
You may not know this but there is a very definitive ranking system among spies. You have those with diplomatic cover and they face no danger whatsoever, if caught they have to be released and expelled if unlucky. Such people are not “spies” but exceedingly boring intelligence officers – the same as was Steele. They have a role to play but nothing glamorous nor in any way respectable as spies, we rate them as Mickey Mouse. On the other hand, you have those spies that operates in foreign countries without any diplomatic cover, if caught, they are lucky to be killed quickly. These are the cream of the crop and the ones that are admired most. The very real risk of torture and execution if captured, alone, makes them very well trained, very discreet and the best of the best in the intelligence community. Contrast this to another fellow, nothing more than a glorified policeman, operating in the safety of his own country or in another country but protected by diplomatic cover at all times. He is only facing danger from over eating and whores and not in the same class. As with anything in life, we know the Walter Mitty Brigade because we have inside knowledge on their activities. …” (Taken from Code Name Oath 19).
In the latest GMJ Book, Code Name Jen, GMJ 32, we reveal something else, the link between the CIA and mainstream media, yes, interesting reading that. The book will be available in May 2017 and deals with other matters too, the falsification of Top Gun scores against Aggressor Squadrons, but anyway, that part will be published in a blog when the editor is done. I am afraid you will have to wait until then. GMJ
George M James is a pseudo name for the author and used for security reasons. He is an expert on counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in sub Saharan Africa, a military and war historian and published author of 43 books. His late wife was an American Patriot that served with the U.S. Navy. His books are widely read among military veterans of many nations.