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In 2017, "Terrorism" dropped from being the #2 fear of US citizens in 2016 to #22! Their biggest fear was "corrupt government officials", up 15% in one year to 75%.
In 2017 the legal, ideological and technical foundations of internet censorship were expanded under the veil of the pretext of "counter-terrorism". US adults' biggest fear continued to be, not "terrorism" but "corrupt government officials".

In 2017 the phrase "deep state" was widely (with contrasting definitions) used by the commercially-controlled media. This followed their introduction of the "Fake News" meme in November 2016. 2017 saw reports of censorship of many the 200 sites listed by PropOrNot, including Naked Capitalism, Truthdig and Counterpunch[1] and an April adjustment of Google's search algorithm to send less visitors to progressive websites[2]. The case Saleh v. Bush was concluded in February 2017, and the Bush administration officials deemed not guilty of war crimes since "The actions that (Bush administration officials) took in connection with the Iraq War were part of their official duties".[3] The ADL reported that "Anti-Semitic Incidents Surged Nearly 60% in 2017",[4] although this finding has been criticised.[5]

Deep state exposure

Full article: Rated 3/5 Deep state/2017 Popularisation

After years of being ignored, the phrase "deep state" became popular after the 2016 US Presidential election and in early 2017 had a huge rise in popularity, particularly in the case of the US Deep State.[6] In February, the Trump administration shut down the 7th floor group.

2017 Refugee False Flag

Full article: 2017 Refugee False Flag
The 2017 Refugee False Flag plot was never carried out, after carelessness in Vienna airport lead to its being exposed

In April, carelessness by 'Franco A.', an officer of the German Bundeswehr, lead to uncovering of the False Flag plot after he was arrested with a firearm in Vienna airport. Having created a fake Syrian identity in 2015, he was charged in 2017 with two conspirators for planning an "act of state-threatening violence".[7] The commercially-controlled media reported on their arrest, but did not spend long on their case. They were released in November 2017 on grounds of lack of evidence.[8]

Shadow brokers

The year continued to feature various leaks, including a leak of intelligence agency hacking tools, which were offered for sale by a group calling itself Shadow Brokers.


"Fake News"

Full article: Rated 3/5 “Fake News”

The "Fake News website" meme introduced in November 2016 appears to have been intended to smear websites to bolster faith in the commercially-controlled media, was quickly reduced to the issue of "fake news". Global efforts were underway in 2017 to try to automate censorship (a.k.a. "fact checking") and crack down on whistleblowers. In the UK, Conservative MP Damian Collins is heading an inquiry into combatting the so-called "fake news" problem, which is reportedly considering increasing the maximum punishment for publishing real information online, from 2 years to 14 years.[9] Various commentators have suggested that the net effect of the "fake news" meme may have been a type of blowback - encouraging everyone to be more critical consumers of news, checking facts and sources.

"War On Terror"

The Home Office tweet announcing that they would set up a new commission to "counter extremism".[10]
Full article: Rated 4/5 “War On Terror”

In January, outgoing US president Barack Obama signed Executive Order 12333. This expanded the provision for mass surveillance by removing legal restrictions on the NSA sharing intercepted raw data with agencies including the FBI, the DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security.[11]

In UK three acts of "Muslim terrorism" in the run up to the General Election continued the "War On Terror". They had little detectable affect upon the election result.

Action Counters Terrorism

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Full article: Action Counters Terrorism

In March 2017, the UK government - still unreceptive to the population's growing doubts about the 9/11 official narrative - re-branded its "counter terrorism" activity by launching a campaign entitled "Action Counters Terrorism".

"Commission for Countering Extremism"

Full article: Commission for Countering Extremism

After the Manchester bombing, the UK Home Office announced their intention to set up a "Commission for Countering Extremism‎" with an unusually militaristic photo (left) which was criticised fairly widely.[citation needed]

UK General Election

Full article: UK/2017 General Election

In UK the Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election when her party was a long way ahead in the polls, aiming to increase her parliamentary majority. The opposition Jeremy Corbyn however defied predictions by closing the gap and increasing the seats held by the Labour Party, resulting in a hung parliament, leading the Tories to form a coalition with the DUP.

Young people in particular were heavily in support of the Labour party. The UK suffered three acts of "terrorism" during the election campaign, the 2017 Westminster attack, the Manchester Bombing & the June 2017 London attack. In spite of heavy coverage by the commercially-controlled media, these did not appear to greatly influence the election outcome, which was a hung parliament and an increased support for the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Al-Salam weapons dealA large arms deal signed during the government of Tony Blair.
Saleh v. BushA legal claim that the Iraq war was an illegal act of aggression, dismissed in 2017 by the Westfall Act since it was carried out by US government employees within the scope of their employment.
2017 Refugee False FlagA failed attack which appears to have been intended as a false flag to be blamed on Syria.
War on JournalismThe "War on Journalism" is a global campaign to try to suppress fact-based reporting. It is a deep state response to increased awareness of big media's mendacity and that many "democracies" offer their citizens no real choice.
Danske Bank money laundering scandal
Brexit
Wikileaks/Vault 7
Action Counters TerrorismA replacement for the highly criticised Prevent "branding platform" of "counter-terrorism".
2017 Westminster attackA combined vehicle assault and stabbing at an iconic London location
2017 Manchester bombing
Bilderberg/2017The 65th Bilderberg Meeting
June 2017 London attack
Grenfell Tower fire
Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty
Democracy and Propaganda - Can independent media defend universal values?An EED "fake news" conference in Ukraine
A World in Flux: The Future of Democracy Europe and the Middle East
2017 Las Vegas shootingThe most deadly mass shooting in US history, one about which many questions - most particularly "Why?" - remain unanswered. The original official narrative of a single "lone nut" shooter was confused as of February 2018.
Paradise Papers
Wikileaks/Vault 8

 

New Groups

GroupImageTypeDescription
Commission for Countering ExtremismCommission for Countering Extremism.pngA "counter-extremism" group set up after the 2017 Manchester bombing.
EU DisinfolabEU Disinfolab.jpg
Security Without BordersSecurity Without Borders logo.png
Red Tape InitiativeRed Tape Initiative.jpg
UN/Office of Counter-TerrorismGroup.pngAgency
Alliance for Securing DemocracyGroup.png"A well-funded national security advocacy group"
Lawyers Committee for 911 InquiryLCfor911.pngCharityA organisation of professionals seeking legal accountability for the events of 9-11 and the prosecution of those responsible
Labour Against The WitchhuntCropped-LAW-logo-with-rose.jpg
Labour Against the WitchhuntCropped-LAW-logo-with-rose.jpg

 

New Website

EventImageURLDescription
SaiditSaidit.pnghttps://saidit.netA less corporate Reddit.

 

==A Group that was Wound Up==  ==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
John Pomian16 March 19242017
Nuno Brederode Santos19442017
Luc Coene11 March 19475 January 2017Economist
Central banker
Udo Ulfkotte20 January 196013 January 2017Journalist
Editor
Former editor of a German broadsheet who exposed press corruption while also subscribing to an Islamophobic narrative.
Vahit Halefoglu19 November 191921 January 2017Turkey
Istanbul
Diplomat
Politician
Tam Dalyell9 August 193226 January 2017Scotland
West Lothian
Former Labour MP who posed the "West Lothian Question"
John R. Simpson13 February 193210 February 2017
Vitaly Churkin21 February 195220 February 2017New York
U.S.
Diplomat
Peter Corterier19 June 193622 February 2017Politician
David Rockefeller12 June 191520 March 2017New York
Pocantico Hills
U.S.
Banker
Deep politician
US deep politician. CFR founder. Only person to attend over 50 Bilderberg meetings.
Robert Silvers31 December 192920 March 2017New YorkEditor
Martin McGuinness23 May 195021 March 2017Northern Ireland
Derry
Amyloidosis
Khalid Masood25 December 196422 March 2017London
Westminster
UK
Denis Voronenkov10 April 197123 March 2017Ukraine
Kiev
PoliticianA vocal critic of Vladimir Putin. Assassinated in 2017.
Deane Hinton12 March 192328 March 2017Diplomat
Klaus Liesen15 April 193130 March 2017Germany
Essen
Businessperson
Giovanni Sartori13 May 19244 April 2017Italy
Florence
Academic
Sheila Abdus-Salaam14 March 195212 April 2017New York
U.S.
JudgeA US judge
Piero Ottone3 August 192416 April 2017Italy
Camogli
Journalist
Luigi Ramponi30 May 19305 May 2017Italy
Rome
Spook
Roger Ailes15 May 194018 May 2017Florida
Palm Beach
U.S.
Media mogul
Zbigniew Brzezinski28 March 192826 May 2017Virginia
Falls Church
U.S.
Politician
Deep politician
Konstantinos Mitsotakis18 October 191829 May 2017Greece
Athens
Politician
Adnan Khashoggi25 July 19356 June 2017London
England
Arms DealerMulti-billionare arms dealer.
Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann5 February 19338 June 2017Nicaragua
Managua
Diplomat
Politician
Priest
Helmut Kohl3 April 193016 June 2017Germany
Ludwigshafen
Torvild Aakvaag27 January 19279 July 2017Businessperson
Klaus Eberwein195712 July 2017US
Florida
Miami
GunshotBusinesspersonA Haitian government official and businessman who was found dead a week before he was due to testify before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Enzo Bettiza7 July 192728 July 2017Rome
Italian Republic
Author
Journalist
Politician
Jim Marrs5 December 19432 August 2017Texas
Springtown
U.S.
Heart attackAuthor
Researcher
Journalist
Marshall I. Goldman26 July 19302 August 2017Massachusetts
Cambridge
U.S.
Academic
Economist
Helen Alexander10 February 19575 August 2017Businessperson
Ernst Zündel24 April 19395 August 2017Germany
Baden-Württemberg
Bad Wildbad
Truth Seeker
Revisionist historian
Nicknamed the "Revisionist Dynamo" for his dogged revisionist truth campaigning. Perhaps more than any other Revisionist he has caused the veracity of the official narrative of The Holocaust to be scrutinised and discussed.
Kevin McNamara5 September 19346 August 2017Formby
England
Politician
Ford M. Fraker4 September 2017US
Massachusetts
Nantucket
Diplomat
Banker
Deep state functionary
Allan MacEachen6 July 192112 September 2017Nova Scotia
Antigonish
Politician
Brian Barder20 June 193419 September 2017London
Trinity Hospice
Diplomat
Activist
Daniel Yankelovich29 December 192422 September 2017Pollster
Stephen Paddock9 April 19531 October 2017Nevada
Paradise
U.S.
GunshotAccountant
Gambler
Businessperson
A "lone nut" officially responsible for the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
Kymberley Suchomel9 October 2017CaliforniaUnknownWitnessA witness to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and described more than one shooter firing into the crowd. Died about a week later. Reason unknown.
Daphne Caruana Galizia26 August 196416 October 2017Malta
Mosta
Near Bidnija
Car bombJournalist
Blogger
The Maltese journalist and blogger who exposed the Panama Papers. Assassinated in 2017 by a car bomb
Reginald Secondé28 July 192226 October 2017Diplomat
Frank Duggan15 April 19381 November 2017
Edward S. Herman7 April 192511 November 2017Author
Academic
Dean Lorich10 December 2017New YorkDoctorA US doctor
Aline Griffith22 May 192311 December 2017Spain
Madrid
Spook
Hugh Mooney193612 December 2017Propagandist
Barry Sherman2 February 194215 December 2017Canada
Ontario
Toronto
StrangulationBusinesspersonCanadian big pharma businessman found strangled with his wife in 2017.
Allen Elkins17 March 193121 December 2017Spook
Soldier
Eric Moonman29 April 192922 December 2017Politician
Propagandist
Terror expert


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