Wayne Madsen: Snopes.com is a CIA operation

This morning, our DCG published this post, “Facebook is going to use Snopes and other fact-checkers to combat and bury ‘fake news’“.

Using Snopes as an authority is laughable. According to independent investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, “The so-called ‘fact-checking’ authentication website Snopes.com is the go-to website for CIA propaganda.”

From Madsen’s for-subscribers-only report of Oct. 7, 2016, “Snopes.com: the latest CIA addition to Internet disinformation“:

“On April 19, 2016, WMR reported: […] ‘Snopes.com is run by a California couple named Barbara and David Mikkelson, who founded the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society . . . The Mikkelsons chose the name Snopes because it is the name of a fictional family featured in William Faulkner’s novels that includes a pedophile, a murderer, a bigamist, a corrupt racist politician, and a thief who live in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi. The idea is to label all those targeted by the Mikkelsons as candidates for membership in the Snopes family. […]’

Snopes.com is on record calling WMR a ‘disreputable web site.’ Nothing says ‘CIA’ more than Snopes.com’s description of legitimate news reports of CIA director John Brennan being a Wahhabist and Saudi sympathizer as ‘bogus.’

Snopes’s most recent dissembling of the truth was to discount reports from Greece that Turkey has been shipping weapons disguised as furniture shipments to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and affiliated terrorist groups in North Africa and Europe.

Snopes claims that because the story of a Greek Coast Guard interception of a weapons shipment south of the island of Crete dates from 2015, there is no validity to the Turkish connection to weapons shipments to ISIL terrorists. The ship transporting the weapons was the Bolivian-flagged Haddad 1, operated by Delta Sea Maritime of Turkey. The vessel had loaded twelve containers at the Egyptian port of Alexandria, a favorite weapons shipment location for the CIA. The ship, before stopping in Famagusta in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, loaded another three containers at the Turkish port of Iskenderun, the transit port for the shipment of captured weapons from Muammar Qaddafi’s arms warehouses to Syrian jihadist rebels. It was the Iskenderun transport operation that involved the late U.S. envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens; Turkish Consul General in Benghazi Ali Sait Akin; CIA director David Petraeus; and, reportedly, senior advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The CIA had to commission its favorite Internet disinformation site to throw cold water on the Turkish weapons links to ISIL because it threatens to expose the CIA’s massive weapons smuggling operations to ISIL terrorists that involved Turi Defense Group of Arizona — a case just buried by the Department of Justice on orders of the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton campaign — and other covert weapons transfers being carried out on the orders of ‘Al Hadj’ John Brennan, veteran of the Islamic ritual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

One of the CIA’s smuggling operations entailed the Belgian-based arms manufacturer Fabrique Nationale (FN), which has a CIA-connected subsidiary called FNH-USA. One particular FN rifle, the Fusil Automatique Léger (FAL), was the standard weapon used by the Libyan rebels in 2011 and 2012, including the jihadist group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The FAL, called the ‘Right Arm of the Free World’ during the Cold War, uses only NATO standard rounds. The weapon was never used by the Libyan Army, which relied on Soviet weaponry. Claims by NATO that the rebels were using Libyan weapons captured from Libyan army arsenals and caches were patently false.

Snopes is now questioning Turkey’s weapons links to jihadist terrorists in North Africa and Europe. However, photographs do not lie, as seen below. Ammunition and 5,000 shotguns from the Turkish-owned arms dealer Yavex USA were shipped from Istanbul in boxes denoted as plastic office furniture manufactured by the Turkish firm ‘Senyayla Plastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A/S’ of Istanbul. The Turkish government and the CIA had their ‘plausible deniability’ cover story on the intercepted weapons and ammunition ready to go just after the Greek Coast Guard interception: The 492,000 handgun bullets were destined for the Sudanese national police and were to be delivered through the port of Beirut, Lebanon and the 4900 shotguns were ‘hunting rifles’ destined for Lebanese customers. The Haddad 1 was stopping at the Libyan ports of Misrata and Tobruk, according to the Turkish government, to deliver bags of ‘cement mix.’ At the time of the interception, Libya was subject to a United Nations arms embargo.

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Yavex’s U.S. subsidiary is located at 6361 Corporate Park Circle in Fort Myers, Florida. It is clear that both Yavex USA, Turi Defense Group, and FN-USA, now called FN-America, were involved in a covert CIA weapons smuggling operation in violation of the UN arms embargoes imposed on Libya, and later, on Syria, with the connivance of Hillary Clinton. Not surprisingly, FN-America operates from a post office box in McLean, Virginia, not far from CIA headquarters in Langley.

What may have possessed Hillary Clinton to destroy thousands of State Department emails transmitted, processed, and stored on her personal servers? Perhaps it was her involvement in a major CIA weapons smuggling operation that saw U.S. and NATO weapons being shipped to jihadist terrorists in Libya, Syria, and Europe. As Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton had ultimate authority for approving U.S. weapons transfers abroad pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act.

As far as Snopes.com is concerned, nothing they report should be taken seriously. They are as reliable a news source as The Onion.”

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According to Wikipedia, the Mikkelsons, a California couple, created the Snopes site in 1995. By mid-2014, the couple had divorced and Barbara Mikkelson had not written for the site “in several years”. So David Mikkelson “hired employees to assist him from Snopes.com’s message board.” Barbara no longer has an ownership stake in Snopes.com.

In other words, we are to believe that one man, David Mikkelson, with “assistants” he’d hired from Snopes’ message board, manages to pump out a steady stream of researched articles every day. If you believe that, I have the proverbial swamp in Florida to sell you.

Dog eyeroll

H/t Will Shanley

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~Eowyn

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32 responses to “Wayne Madsen: Snopes.com is a CIA operation

  1. Not a good idea to place faith in once source, especially when the source appears to have an agenda (against the truth).

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  2. Wow! Dr. Eowyn, I hope this article goes viral. Snopes has become some form of troll used by liberals as if referring to the Bible or the US Constitution. The sooner they are unmasked, the better.

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  4. This article made me lol, what a putz. Dug it out of page 4 on a startpage search for “why don’t people trust snopes”. Pretentious pony spells its name “Jef”.
    http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/a-guide-to-arguing-with-a-snopes-denier-6384551

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    • From your linked article by “Jef”:

      “You have to remember that the sort of person who readily subscribes to conspiracy theories already fears that there are vast, powerful forces maliciously allied against the areas of life that mean the most to them.”

      By “the sort of person,” Jef must mean Obama, Hillary, GOP senators like Graham & McCain, and the CIA itself who tout the grand “Russia hacked the election” conspiracy. LOL

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  5. I have been telling people for a while SNOPES was a CIA front-thank you for verifying it!

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  6. I’ve long known Snopes was in the tank for Obama and were supposedly run by a couple of Libs. I thought they were a Soros supported org.
    Maybe both. Hard to tell anymore.
    The CIA has always had a problem of CFR controlling the top tier. That goes back to the OSS in WWII.
    The CFR is the American spin off about 1920-21of the Royal Institute for International Studies, or something similar, that was a formed out of The Roundtable Group and Cecil Rhodes bunch that wanted a One World Govt run by the Anglo Americans, after WW I. They are the “Richer Elitists” to the “Intellectual Elitists” of the Fabian Socialists. Same deal, just different Elitists run the show, and decide whom to send off to the ‘gulags.
    I’ve thought for decades that there are 3 separate group in the CIA, the Professional Spies, the Professional Power-Mongers and the Outlaw Opportunists – often Leftists. Obama but that Wahhabi drone/clone John Brennan’ in there, and Lord knows what is going on there now.
    These days “Paranoid” mostly means “observant” and “thinking”..

    The Outlaws, with permission from the Power-mongers, ran the Dope Trade in South Florida until they moved to Mina Arkansas mostly when GHW Bush was VP & then Prez. Arms down for Contras, coke back. Money everywhere. The Columbian Cowboys filled the vacuum in South Florida and thing got really stupid. Maybe that is why the CIA moved to Mina. They had ole Gov. HoseNose Clinton in their pocket while he was picking theirs. CIA needs a major house cleaning now. You have to have highly paid hard men to do the jobs sometimes, but you can’t let the Anti-American, Anti-Constitution Political Types get a-hold of the reins.

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    • CIA needs dismantling, not a housecleaning. That was JFK’s issue and ultimately his death warrant. As for the ‘Anglo-American’ establishment, it’s not entirely Anglo or American, n’est-ce pas?

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      • Agreed, the only way to get rid of the faction who are working for the globalists and who would assassinate Trump is to shut the CIA down and start over. If, as some say, factions in the CIA are tainted and have become more sinister since 1947, then it’s even more of a reason to start over. I feel the same way about the IRS, EPA and other departments. Right now, I just don’t feel too sorry for the patriots who would lose their jobs. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the greater good. Too many regular American citizens have suffered for decades because of our bloated and corrupt government.

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      • You can’t just fire these spooks. Their tentacles are too long and their roots too deep. They would have to be ‘eliminated’.

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      • I beg to differ, sir. Where do you get the “Hard men to do the dirty deeds in the dark” when you need them?
        I mean competent ones. Lots of volunteers in bars in Phoenix, coastal Texas, and south Florida, but you need competence, not the closing scene in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.
        The trick is keeping the Patriots and weeding out the dead-wood and psychopaths. And especially the “Social Climbers” appointed by Dems and the GOP Neo-Cons.
        I can offer no easy solution. But I think one might be repealing the 17th Amendment and let the Senators be elected by each State Legislature as originally intended, instead of being a multi-million dollar Popularity Contest with idiots voting. Patriots chosen to represent their States rather than Comedy Writers and Media Whores. They might do a much better job confirming Appointees to all the top jobs.
        Other than that, the Director of Operations should be elected, or at least recommended or confirmed, by the “operators” in Operations.
        Political Appointees is the worst method. It leads to many kinds of bad things, most that chip away at the loyalty to the Constitution and to the Oath.

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  7. Can’t get more fake than this mother and son team.

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  8. WHO will rescue the divorced Mikkelsons’ CAT? THE CAT MUST BE RESCUED!

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  9. Snopes may or may not be CIA, but it is definitely leftist Jewish subversive propaganda as it was created and owned by a leftist Jewish couple. A good rule of thumb is anything that is Jewish based is going to be Fake News like Jew York Times, Jewbook, JewTube, Jewsweek, etc.

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  12. Lol, great article and love the update. But, I think you just insultated The Onion. At last they admit they are satire and FOS.
    Keep them coming.

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  14. Would you please all just stop it with these stupid conspiracy theories! Not everyone who criticises the American right is part of some kind of cabal of liars.

    http://www.networkworld.com/article/2235277/data-center/fact-checking-the-fact-checkers–snopes-com-gets-an–a-.html

    “You’d be hard-pressed to find two more apolitical people,” David Mikkelson said. . .Do the Snopes.com articles reveal a political bias? We reviewed a sampling of their political offerings, including some on rumors about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, and we found them to be utterly poker-faced. David does say that the site receives more complaints that it is too liberal than that it is too conservative. Nevertheless, he says, “We apply the same debunking standards to both sides.”

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  18. What? It’s not true

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  21. I think I will check with Snopes to see if any of these statements questioning credibility are true. (Sarc.)

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