Preface from Washington’s Blog: We are not pro-Russian. We think Putin can be an asshole, and we are appalled by Russia’s crackdown on human rights. We are Americans who are pro-truth. And we follow the truth wherever it leads.
Journalists are seldom the story and they shouldn’t be. The Ukrainian war is unfortunately changing that. Starting last year in Donbass, the world got a taste of what it’s like when Ukraine’s army actively hunts journalists down. This is what happened to Andrei Stenin among many other Russian journalists.
If American journalists are publishing in America or worldwide markets are they legitimate targets in a war? Can Ukraine arrest American journalists writing in publications outside of Ukraine in the English language?
Can a private US citizen use another country’s military or “spy agency” to target anyone including other Americans?
It’s not hypothetical. It’s happening to me right now.
I have received a lot of communications about what I write concerning the war here. When you consider this one, think about what it means if you live in any country that prides itself on human rights, dignity, and freedoms.
Infowar comes off the internet
“Hello George Eliason,
Joel Harding (Ffirstname.lastname@example.org) has sent you a message via your contact form (http://russia-insider.com/en/user/1193/contact) at Russia Insider News. If you don’t want to receive such e-mails, you can change your settings at http://russia-insider.com/en/user/1193/edit. Message: It’s been fun following you! I hope you’re having fun in Donbas. So sorry NovoRossiya is being dissolved. http://toinformistoinfluence.com/2014/10/12/novorossiya-fail/ I’ve been looking forward to you publishing some more articles. But I’m curious, two months and nothing? Did you change names? I know your bandwidth there is limited, this is probably costing you many Russian rubles. Oh yeah, I hear they don’t take Ukrainian Hryvnia. The good news is that Luhansk and Donetsk will both remain with Ukraine, Russia can’t afford it. By the time you return to the West, I should be in Kyiv, waiting for you. You have a date with the SBU.”
Who is Joel Harding?
To start to get an idea of who this man is, Before becoming Ukraine’s King Troll, Harding was one of the war planners for the Iraq war, the Afghanistan war, and the invasion of Haiti. He was the Joint Staff J2 in support of Special Operations. He became the Joint Staff J2 liaison for IO (Information Operations) for the CIA, DIA, NSA, DISA and assorted agencies in Washington. He helped develop the methodologies and technologies used by the NSA, CIA, and US Military that Edward Snowden speaks about.
Looking at the message above, there is no mistaking Harding’s writing style. When I say I’ve read Harding I mean it started with “Hello world” and ended with every public piece listed on the search engines. That was before I wrote one sentence about what he does. His smarmy understanding of even my connectivity says he’s been looking at a little more than the articles I publish. Files missing off my computer and a few other interesting annoyances attest to that.
Why is Joel Harding Interested in me?
Since the beginning of the “putsch” in Kiev, I have been the only western or American journalist in Donbass the entire time. I’ve provided proof destroying the incredible propaganda pieces Hardings minions tried to foist on the world. In the western press, I wrote many of the first stories on events as they happened in Donbass. There are many great journalists writing on the Ukrainian war and its info war, but to date I am the only one addressing the InfoWar by taking it directly back to Harding. Since June of 2014 I have been addressing the people and methodologies involved.
I’m taking it on by challenging it’s thesis and cutting the ground out from under it. I am replacing its lies with facts. That’s why Harding takes me personally. His story is a clear cut and direct outcome of the pervasive structures that Snowden revealed. He designed the culture, tools, and doctrine that Snowden’s world was built on.
Right on cue within one day of the first article, Harding’s trolls came off the page like I predicted they would, but not in Ukraine.
In Washington DC, posing as a Russian official, a troll asked anti-war activist David Swanson to publish “Russian propaganda. He gave a gmail address on a Russian Embassy business card. The Russians don’t use gmail, especially not for government business. Swanson published an article about the incident and became an example in the info war.
Over the course of the last year Harding, set up and ran the information war for Ukraine and was behind the repression of free speech and journalism in Kiev. Harding set up what became Yuri Stets “Ministry of Truth” which censored the news and set up the true purpose of the Peacekeeper site which was to target individuals and journalists the Ukrainian nationalists wanted to “neutralize” or simply eliminate.
Within less than a month site became famous for it’s kill lists as journalists were hunted down.
How Far Will Ukraine’s King Troll go to destroy You or me?
Photographs can be photo-shopped, so can videos. Eyewitness accounts are suspect. Reporters stories are only as reliable as the news sources and that means they are not reliable. Even if the most reliable person in the world says something, their word can always be branded speculation, biased or that they are a paid troll, be it Russian or otherwise (although I really don’t know of any others). Harding Aug 31
“They probably have been really frightened by the idea of bearing criminal responsibility sooner of later for their actions or for becoming persona non grata in the civilized world,” Herashchenko wrote.
It is also noteworthy that foreign intelligence services have become interested in the Peacemaker site — the CIA, FBI, European intelligence and counterintelligence. The reason in simple. The civilized countries, drawing on information on the pro-Russian militants-terrorists, will be able to create their own databases of suspicious persons and individuals that must be neutralized and isolated from society, he said.”
I’ve shown that Harding designed and unified Ukraine’s information war and propaganda effort internally and the international media and press efforts thematically outside Ukraine.
When the news of the Peacekeeper site killings broke, I thought the story would focus and I could move on to other things. It didn’t. After the “Red Herring” Ophelia was found the story died down when it should have been investigated further.
According to Harding StratComCOE, Latvia’s sole purpose isNATO’s attempt to combat Russian Information Warfare which unified the effort with the Ukrainians. “Peacekeeper” was part of that project designed by Hardingand the intent has always been to take the info war off the page and bring measurable results.
This one act by itself made both Harding and StratComCOE accessories to the murder of Ukrainian journalists and politicians in and around Kiev. By pushing the provocative lies and then listing all the contact information on the “kill lists” it was inevitable that this was the fruit Harding’s efforts would bear.
This is Why Major Publications are Endorsing My Work
Over the past year I’ve dug in deep when investigative or historical background work was needed and tried to provide valuable resources to both writers and readers to understand the conflict. Because of this I have been rewarded by being able to rub shoulders with great journalists, publishers, editors, and of course the people most affected here in Donbass.
As level of #HardingsSuperTrolls work have increased exponentially over the past 10 months the need to provide real video directly to the west is real. I never asked to stand toe to toe with Harding, STRATCOM/COE, NATO Countries (involved), 40,000 + #HardingSuperTrolls (Ukraine cyber army, Peacekeeper), and the UCCA +UWC at the same time.
Publications and Journalists Supporting the Effort
Robert Kall OpEdNews.com- This is essential work, casting clear light of truth on a story primarily being narrated by neoliberal warhawks who wouldn’t know the truth if they accidentally stumbled into it. It takes great courage to report from a war zone. That’s why I’ve made a donation to support this valuable work. Please join me in helping reach the goal of this funding project.
Washingtonsblog-Crowdfund a Videocam So We Can See What’s REALLY Going On- Intrepid American reporter George Eliason is living in – and reporting from – Ukraine. He’s risking his life to bring us unbiased, on-the-ground reporting in English … which we can’t get anywhere else.
Mick Meaney(RINF) – George Eliason was the first western journalist to write unbiased reports about the ongoing events in Ukraine, and now he needs our help. George is in desperate need of a camera to help him document the facts that counter the onslaught of propaganda from governments and the corporate media.
This is the exact reason RINF exists – to support independent journalism, and the reason that you continue to visit the site. Please take a look at hisindiegogo appealand contribute whatever you can – it is only with your help can independent journalists continue to report the truth
The VineyardSaker-I encourage everybody do donate as much as you can to help George Eliason work *for us all* in the Ukraine!The Saker
Russia-Insider-We’ve worked a lot with George over the past year, and can recommend him wholeheartedly. He’s risking his life to get the truth out. It doesn’t get much more real, or more admirable, than that. We were never able to pay him, and he never asked, just did what he thought was right. Now we have a chance to help him. If you can, please share on social media – it really helps…This is how alternative media happens – regular folks, giving a few bucks at a time, or volunteering a few hours.
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“The best journalism on the war in Ukraine are the articles by the American who lives there, George Eliason.”-Eric Zuesse: Journalist, Investigative historian and author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity
“George Eliason’s reporting from Ukraine offers a first hand account of events from the epicenter of the conflict.Time after time, George was the first to break major stories on the battle for Novorussia and key elements of the resistance to the Kiev junta’s fascist forces.In addition, George’s background research and analysis help us understand the pervasive influence of Bandera movement.The current effort to expand reporting through additional resources has all the elements of success.”-Michael Collins- is a featured contributor to OpEdNews, one of top 100 political web sites on the internet. Collins is a Washington DC area writer, researcher, and citizen journalist. His home page is http://opednews.com/michaelcollins
What Harding’s promise to me means to you
The new profile of a terrorist-
middle-aged white guy
Christian, determined to do good in the world and stand up for what is right
unarmed and attacking no one
Should Harding and the Ukrainians succeed and get away with it-any private citizen with connections can not only put you on a list, they can now have you imprisoned or tortured and killed.
Should I Be Caught
Across the front line, on the Ukrainian side torture has been common place. Since the American trainers arrived the Ukrainian punishers started to practice “waterboarding.” This is a new trick in the repertoire. In Donbass everywhere I go I introduce myself as a journalist. I developed a strong rapport and close friendships based on my admission of what I am doing. I go places and talk to people that otherwise would be inaccessible.
That said, no one interferes with what I investigate, no one volunteers “ secrets of state,” and I let people know if you lie to me once I’ll scorch your reputation, end of story.
The reason I am doing this is simple and apolitical. People are getting hurt. This ideology behind the systematic destruction of people and property is still the plague it was determined to be 70+ years ago by our grandparents.
What would Harding ask me with the SBU?
Harding would probably ask me baseball box scores as I am tortured. I don’t think even he could keep a straight face asking if I was FSB, a Russian Spetznatz, or a Chechen. Will they waterboard or flail the skin off my arms? Will they cut my fingers off like they do to Donbass people?
The question you need to come to grips with is even more disturbing.
If private US citizen Joel Harding can use NATO resources to locate me (Ukraine’s cyber war is out of Riga, Latvia), and a foreign country (Ukraine) to abduct me for writing articles in American based publications for American readers- Where does that leave you? They already tried to discredit David Swanson inside Washington DC, remember?
Ukraine is only one of the efforts Harding is leading right now.
Joel Harding is the top of the charts guy in a field where there are hundreds of other leaders over thousands of technicians.
He is referring to you. He expects you won’t say or do anything. Ukraine is not the first time the infowar has been fought hard. It is the first time it has been so effective across the board, enough to make people disbelieve what has been clear through documentation so far.
We can change that by providing video evidence to alternative sites free of charge. Doing this will put them at the playing level of Fox news or CNN where the Ukraine war is concerned.
If they catch me you don’t need to worry about being caught next. You are already caught. We just need to extricate ourselves together.